Festival of Britain 1951 - Tightrope Walker
Frenchman M Elleano crosses the Thames by tightrope, finishing at the South Bank site of the Festival Exhibition. Although he cannot swim, he has already crossed the Rhine by this method, and hopes to do the same at Niagra. In the background is Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
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Oxford beat Cambridge in University Boat Race
APRIL 3rd: On this day in 1954, Oxford beat Cambridge by four and a half lengths in the 100th University Boat Race. Oxford beat Cambridge by four and a half lengths in the 100th University Boat Race. Oxford covered the four-and-a-quater mile course in 20 minutes 23 seconds.
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