Charles Blunden, Lester Eubanks, Niagara Falls discussed on Mark Blazor
18 59 Jean Francois Gravel let a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blunden becomes the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope stunt, which was performed 160 FT. Above the Niagara Gorge, just down River from the falls was witnessed by some 5000 Spectators. Blondin crossed the cable about two inches in diameter and 1100 ft long with only a balancing pole to protect him from plunging into the dangerous rapids below. Jumping ahead this week in 1979. The Sony Corporation sparked a revolution in personal electronics with the introduction of the first personal stereo cassette player. A device as astounding on first encounter as the cellular phone or digital camera would later be. The Sony Walkman officially went on sale this week in 1984. The Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating systems for movies introduces a new rating. PG 13. The initial ratings categories. G M R and X M category was eventually changed. The PG parental guidance suggested, and the PG 13 category was added to indicate film content with a higher level of intensity. On August 10th 1984, the action film Red Dawn became the first ever PG 13 movie to be released in theaters. And this week in 1992, the one millionth Corvette, a white lt one Roadster with a red interior and black roof, the same colors as the original 90. 53 model rolls off the assembly line in bowling green Kentucky Corvette is now in its eighth generation of body style, and that's what happened. Thanks for listening to this week in history on I Heart Radio, the free I Heart Radio APP is number one for music, radio and podcasts. All in one discover a new podcast from our library of over 350,000 titles. Here's an I. Heart Radio Podcast preview. There was a murder In central Ohio. Many people still don't want to talk about. The man who committed that crime once sat on death row, but now he's on the run. His name is Lester Eubanks. Lester didn't tunnel out of prison or scale a stone wall on December morning in 1973. He and a small group of inmates were granted permission to walk outside prison walls. His handcuffs were taken off. He changed into civilian clothing. And he and three others were driven to a local mall. They were told they could wander the stores and were asked to return to a designated meeting spot. Hours later, all the inmates came back except Lester Eubanks, and he hasn't been seen since a full plan. The guy had a plan.