French high wire artist Philippe Petit walks across a tightrope that is 45 feet out over the Niagara River. The Horseshoe Falls are seen in the background and a 'Maid of the Mist' tour boat is seen below. Oct. 5, 1986. (AP Photo/James P. McCoy)

Today in History: October 5

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2016. There are 87 days left in the year.