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Victorian Strangeness: The great balloon riot of 1864

The distinguished gentleman ran for his life – his clothes ripped, his hair dishevelled, a furious mob hot on his heels, baying for blood.Behind him lay the ripped-up, burning remnants of his livelihood. What with one thing and another, his balloon display hadn’t gone quite as well as he’d expected.

read more BBC News – Victorian Strangeness: The great balloon riot of 1864.

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This entry was posted on August 16, 2014 by in History, Weird Stuff.

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