Garnerin balloon with parachute
Garnerin's balloon with a parachute below, and a French flag waved from the cage. He ascended from North Audley Street, landing 10 minutes later in the parachute near St Pancras Church -- claimed to be the first parachute descent in England.
21 September 1802
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Cage of Sir Winston Churchill's pet budgerigar 'Toby'
"Waiting" for its vanished occupant: The cage of Sir Winston Churchill's pet budgerigar 'Toby' which escaped from a hotel in Monte Carlo on February 14 1961. Sir Winston offered a reward of 22 for the recovery of the missing green-and-white bird which flew out into the Casino gardens. Date: 1961
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Adgie and her trained lions 1905
Adgie born Adelaide Castillo in New Mexico, known as 'Daring Spanish Lion Tamer', inside the caged with three lions. One of American's greatest acts of the time, Adgie controlled the lions inside a small cage while dancing without the use of a whip. Date: 1905
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