Robert Emmet Odlum (August 31, 1851 – May 19, 1885) was an Amer... -
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Larry Donovan, 1880s Bridge Jumper, Lived Too Soon

Atlas Obscura - 21 Mar 2017
The first person to attempt the feat was the swimming instructor Robert Emmet Odlum, in May of 1885. He died shortly after being pulled from the water. The next person to attempt the jump, in 1886, was Steve Brodie, a gambler and race walker looking to ...
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George Odlum remembered

St. Lucia News Online (press release) - 23 Sep 2017
(PRESS RELEASE) – The family of the late George Odlum and The George Odlum Memorial Celebration Committee wish to announce the 3RD annual lecture for St. Lucian politician and minister of government, George Odlum, to be held on Wednesday, ...
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Note to tourists: Brooklyn Bridge is for crossing, not climbing

Los Angeles Times - 17 Nov 2014
In 1885, Robert Emmet Odlum, an expert swimmer and lifeguard, became the first person to jump from the Brooklyn Bridge, reportedly to show that it was a survivable fall if done correctly. Odlum hit the water at an angle, though, and was killed. A ...
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Mother of Charlottesville victim steals spotlight at VMAs - 28 Aug 2017
Before presenting the award for "Best Fight Against the System," Bro was introduced by Pastor Robert Lee IV, a direct descendant of Robert E. Lee, whose statue has been at the center of controversy. "We have made my ancestor an idol of white supremacy, ...
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Fred UnLEEshed: May 9, 2017

Vancouver Courier - 09 May 2017
Monarch Burger is the newest concept by renowned restaurateur Robert Belcham. The owner of Campagnolo and Upstairs at Campagnolo a few doors down, Belcham has collaborated with The American to bring burgers to the cool and growingly trendy pub ...
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1-year-old boy drowns in northeast Missouri pond - 02 Oct 2017
BRASHEAR, Mo. • A 1-year-old boy playing near a pond at his home in northeast Missouri fell in and drowned, authorities said. The little boy, Trey Hudson Miller, was playing late Friday afternoon when the accident happened near Brashear, about 100 ...
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Megölte tervezőjét a Brooklyn híd - 24 May 2017
Volt akinek sikerült élve megúsznia, de az elsőként próbálkozó Robert E. Odlum nem élte túl a vízbe csapódást. Mindezektől eltekintve az építmény hosszú távon rohamos fejlődést hozott a parti városok számára, és lehetővé tette 1898-as egyesítését, ...
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Your daily 6: Horror in Vegas with at least 50 dead, 200 injured - 02 Oct 2017
People also are talking about the start of the Supreme Court's new term and tensions over North Korea. 1 of 6. The Latest: 50 dead, 200 injured in Las Vegas attack. 1. At least 50 dead, 200 hurt in Las Vegas attack; worst mass shooting in U.S.history ...
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Barns at Greensfelder Park may cease to board horses - 26 Jul 2017
The two barns that board horses at Greensfelder Park in Wildwood might soon be used for another purpose. Copper Leaf Equestrian, the private vendor that runs the operation, has told St. Louis County that it is no longer profitable, according to Paul ...
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WATCH: Mark Geary releases video for his upcoming new single - 15 May 2017
The album is being produced in France by Karl Odlum, who also produced his 2008 album Opium. Geary is returning to Ireland this summer, playing the Vantastival festival in Louth on June 4, before departing again for gigs in Switerland and Germany.

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