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History’s John Grabowski discusses Cleveland’s ill-fated balloon launch of 1986

Cleveland marks 35 years since 1.5 million balloons fell on city in disastrous balloonfest

WFLA: John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History, discussed a Cleveland balloon launch that quickly turned disastrous, causing multiple accidents and hampering the search for two missing fishermen in Lake Erie 35 years ago.