Charles Blondin gained acrobat fame as a funambulist (rope walker) on this date in 1859 when he became the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope suspended above the perilous water. Gavin repeats the high wire act as Wyatt frolics in the water below. You can listen without fear of falling as John minds his balance and swings high above the gap on Crosscurrents, 6/30 at 8 a.m.
- Despite rainy weather, the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity arrived in Nome on schedule, Sunday morning. About a thousand people poured out of the floating hotel and emptied into the town of Nome for a full day of scheduled activities and events, including the formal commemoration held at the Nome Mini Convention Center.
- Kenai Peninsula Assembly Vice President Brent Johnson plans to introduce an ordinance at the meeting Tuesday, August 23, that would replace the invocation or prayer said at the beginning of meetings with a moment of silence.
- The Juneau Assembly has adopted its equal rights ordinance, adding protection against discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
- About 2,300 people have visited William Shakespeare’s First Folio inside of the State Library, Archives and Museum building. It's public viewing in Juneau ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday.