History In The Headlines

Category: Stunts

French aerialist Philippe Petit walks on a cable suspended between the not-yet-completed twin towers of the World Trade Center, August 7, 1974. (Credit: Associated Press)

The Twin Towers High-Wire Walk, 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago, New York awoke to find Philippe Petit walking on a wire between the 110-story Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

Joe Kittinger

Joe Kittinger’s Death-Defying Leap From the Edge of Space

Over 50 years ago, Joe Kittinger rode a balloon 102,800 feet up to the edge of space. Then he jumped out.

Niagara Falls

A Daredevil History of Niagara Falls

As Nik Wallenda attempts to cross the gorge on a tightrope, explore the history of Niagara Falls and the daring stunts it has witnessed.