Charles Blondin, Niagara Falls, John Francois Gravel discussed on The Howie Carr Show
Week in 18 59 John Francois Gravel Let a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin becomes the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The 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 ratings. PG 13. The initial ratings categories were g m R and X. The 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 Radio, 9 21 Oh, 47 FM. Live from the Matthews Brothers Studios. There's a giant monstrosity.