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June 18, 2014

This day in history

On this day in 1878, 3,000 people gathered at the Mall to watch Professor Edward S. Hidden attempt to walk 6 miles in 1 hour. The professor defeated his opponent, F. Vincent, and ended with a time of 59 minutes and 5 seconds.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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