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In the year
1859...

  • George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., inventor of the eponymous wheel is born


  • John Brown raids the Harper's Ferry Armory hoping to trigger a slave rebellion


  • Jules Leotard performs the first flying trapeze circus act - and designs the garment bearing his name


  • And, in Northern New Jersey, the Township of Weehawken is born.

In the year
2009...