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Man falls to his death from Niagara Falls after being stranded for 18 hours

July 17, 1853 Niagara Falls Joseph Avery plummets over the Falls after an 18-hour-log battle against the current The day before, Avery and two others had been on a boat when the Niagara River's strong current seized the boat. The two others were immediately swept from the boat and over the falls to their deaths,… Continue reading Man falls to his death from Niagara Falls after being stranded for 18 hours

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Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

July 2, 1937 Pacific Ocean Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappear Due to neither person nor their plane being found, the disappearance has become a mystery with new evidence and hypotheses coming forward every so often. This includes a forensic anthropology report published in 2018 which claims with 99% certainty the skeletal remains… Continue reading Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

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Two men attempting to climb Everest fall to their deaths; one leaves behind a mummy

June 8, 1924 International border between Nepal and China George Herbert Leigh Mallory and companion Andrew "Sandy" Comyn Irvine die while scaling Mount Everest Mallory and Irvine were last seen about 800 vertical feet from the summit on June 8, 1924 before disappearing without a trace. It's suspected the men died either in the evening… Continue reading Two men attempting to climb Everest fall to their deaths; one leaves behind a mummy

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FLW: the beautiful adventure of death

Famous Last Words Charles Frohman Atlantic Ocean May 7, 1915 “Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure that life gives us.” Frohman, a theatrical producer, had been aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was struck by a torpedo fired from a German U-boat. Frohman had injured his knee years before and required a… Continue reading FLW: the beautiful adventure of death

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An artist rendering of the Abominable Snowman carrying a yak above its head

April 20, 1958 An artist rendition of the Abominable Snowman is published The caption with the piece reads: “Against an actual backdrop of the Abominable Snowman's wild Himalayan habitat, artist depicts the legendary ape-man as seen by Sherpas.” Source: New York Journal American Photographic Morgue