FIRST PERSON TO DIE GOING OVER NIAGARA FALLS . (CHARLES STEPHENS) 1920

In 1920, Charles Stephens was the first (recorded) person to die going over Niagara Falls. His arms were strapped to his oak barrel, his feet tied to an anvil; when the barrel hit the water the anvil – and Stephens – went through its bottom. All that was recovered from the barrel was his right arm tattooed with “Forget Me Not Annie”…..

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