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10/14/07

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Louis Cyr - Canada's Strong Man

Louis Cyr - October 10th, 1863 – November 10th, 1912

In his day Louis Cyr was considered the strongest man in the world. He was born, in 1863 in Montreal, Canada, and was a police officer.

Cyr defended his strongman title in many contests, several of these events being held in Europe.

His accomplishments included being able to lift a platform with four full grown horses on it. He was also noted for being able to place a barrel of cement on is shoulder with only one hand, or pick up over 225 kg with one finger! 88|

He once even held two horses to a standstill that were heading in opposite directions.

Source: It Happened In Canada, By Gordon Johnston

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Pastime with Good Company

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Welcome to the blog of amateur historians Matthew James Didier and Sue Darroch. Partners in life and in crime, we endeavor to entertain you with snippets from our combined historical research. Past time with good company indeed, as we shall introduce you to Kings and Knaves, Queens and Mistresses, Cons and Heroes, from our collective past......from events well known to those perhaps all but forgotten, we will do our best to bring you interesting historical factoids from around the globe. It is our belief that through understanding our past we will all gain a better perspective on our future.

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