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A Daring Venture

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On this day in 1901, schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. While the trip over the falls was wildly successful (because she lived), her larger purpose to make the money to support herself in her old age, was ultimately a failure.

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