Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29, a big day for Niagara Falls

1921 Death of Bay City, Michigan, USA school teacher, Annie Edson Taylor (Annie Taylor; Anna Taylor), the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel (on October 24, 1901 at the age of 63). Taylor died at the Niagara County Infirmary in Lockport, New York and is buried in the 'Stunters Section' of Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls, New York. Her words following the stunt: "No one ought ever do that again".

Bobby Leach, the Canadian Daredevil1925 Bobby Leach ('The Canadian Daredevil'), a native of Cornwall, UK, who had been the first man over Niagara Falls in a barrel, did not long survive this day's close encounter with a piece of orange peel. In New Zealand, while on a Down Under tour which included Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud and its neighbour, Australia, Leach slipped on said peel, injured himself, and soon contracted gangrene, to which he succumbed (April 26, 1926). He is buried in New Zealand (see his grave's headstone).

Wilson's Webcam Watch
The image of Niagara Falls, below, if it's appearing, is generated by a live webcam. Webcam images refresh at set intervals, so if you refresh this page it might show a changed image. If you click it, you'll go to an enlargement or the recommended webcam site.
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Live video feed of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls from the Hilton Fallsview Hotel.

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