Charles Blondin, Niagara Falls, Sony Corporation discussed on Lance McAlister


In history on I Heart radio this week In 18 59 John Francois Gravel let a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin becomes the first daredevil tow walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope stunt, which was performed 160 feet above the Niagara Gorge. Just down river from the falls was witnessed by some 5000 Spectators. Blondin crossed a cable about two inches in diameter and 1100 feet 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 Thiss week in 1980 for the Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating systems for movies introduces a new rating. 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 1980 for the action film Red Dawn became the first ever PG 13 movie to be released in theaters. And this week in 1992. The one million Corvette white lt won Roadster with a red interior and black roof the same Colors as the original 1953 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. You two bass player Adam Clayton says the band has a new album in the works..

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