Archive for October 24th, 2015

FIRST TO GO OVER THE FALLS IN 1901


Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 – April 29, 1921) was a
former school teacher.

Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over
Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel and survive. She was 63 years
old at the time. She spent her final years posing for photographs
with tourists at her souvenir stand. Her manager, Frank M. Russell,
ran away with her barrel, and most of her savings were used towards
private detectives hired to find it. It was eventually located in Chicago,
only to permanently disappear some time later.


Annie and her managers tow the padded four and a half foot high
barrel to the Canadian rapids of Niagara Falls.

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MAUREEN O’HARA HAS DIED AT 95

  

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Maureen O’Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons in Ireland)
(August 17, 1920 – October 24, 2015)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) –  Maureen O’Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie
star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim "How Green Was My
Valley" (1941) to the uplifting "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) and bantered
unforgettably with John Wayne in several films has passed.

According to her longtime manager, Johnny Nicoletti, O’Hara died in her sleep
at her home in Boise, Idaho.

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Carlota Bradley


Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry
(August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1930


The Big Bopper (born Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. in Texas)
(October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959)

Richardson was a DJ, singer, and songwriter who recorded "Chantilly Lace"
and wrote "White Lightning" and "Running Bear." He died in a plane crash
in Clear Lake, Iowa, along with rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and
pilot Roger Peterson.

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