June 30

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Ed Yost Inventor Hot Air Balloon Birthday

What happened on June 30?

French acrobat Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1859 on this day of daredevils and athletes!

Ed Yost (*1919) is in charge of balloons for today’s part, as he is great with them. Yes, because Ed is the inventor of the modern hot air balloon.

Mike Tyson (*1966) heats himself up for a swim with Michael Phelps (*1985) and comedian Katherine Ryan (*1983) brings a toast to an iconic car. The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in 1953.


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