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Frozen in Time

Courtesy photo Modern day tightroper, Nik Wallenda follows the taunt footsteps of predecessor Blondin across Niagara Falls.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

Monday, June 26th – Alaska Proud: the first paved street, at Fairbanks’ Second Avenue, opened to traffic. The local newspaper claimed it the “farthest north” paved road in America, 1940.

Tuesday, June 27th – Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York reveal a system for transmitting television pictures, 1929.

Wednesday, June 28th – Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated at Sarajevo, Serbia in 1914. The act proved the spark to ignite WWI.

Thursday, June 29th – Fascists in Rome add an hour to the work day as means to economic efficiency, 1926.


Friday, June 30th – Jean Francois Gravelet aka Emile Blondin, a French daredevil, becomes the first man to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, 1859.

Courtesy photo Modern day tightroper, Nik Wallenda follows the taunt footsteps of predecessor Blondin across Niagara Falls.

Courtesy photo
Modern day tightroper, Nik Wallenda follows the taunt footsteps of predecessor Blondin across Niagara Falls.


Saturday, July 1st – Charles Darwin presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London, 1838.

Sunday, July 2nd – The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States,” 1776.

These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.

 


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