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On this day in Niagara Falls History – July 2, 1903

On July 2, 1903, Baseball Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty, who compiled a .346 lifetime batting average, dies after mysteriously falling off a railroad bridge connecting Buffalo with Fort Erie.  According to some witnesses, a conductor had ordered Delahanty to disembark the train because of disorderly behavior.

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On This Day in Niagara Falls History – November 13

lifeLIFE magazine published November 1966 for $0.35, had a great article and pictures about the first time the American Falls was “turned off” by man.  The bulldozer in one of the pictures was supposedly used to clear  a pontoon float which had become grounded in 1959.

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On this day in Niagara Falls History – August 17

newspaperThe first public hanging on record in the Niagara peninsula took place outside the jail in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Monday morning, August 17, 1801.

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On this day in Niagara Falls History – March 22

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On this day in Niagara Falls History

On March 22, 1903 Niagara Falls ran out of water due to a drought.

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