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Baltimore Balloon Aeronaut’s Deadly Final Performance (1905)

By George Gipe (The Baltimore Sun, 10/14/1973) An Afternoon’s Diversion in the Good Old Days John August, balloon acrobat, gives a memorable final performance Sunday, September 9, 1905: A half mile above the row houses of East Baltimore, 25-year-old John … Continue reading

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