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In 1974, Evel Knievel attempted a three-quarter-mile jump across Idaho's Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket. He failed, but the highly promoted stunt helped him achieve celebrity status. AP hide caption

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Evel Knievel: A 'High-Flying' Life Of A Daredevil

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Babe Ruth Gave Home Runs Their Due

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