Which Minnesotan was the first person to walk around the world?

On June 20, 1970, a pair of Waseca brothers began their journey to walk around the world. Only one would make it. Who were they, and how did their adventure turn tragic? For the answer, click the headline above.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

On this day in 1970, Dave and John Kunst and their mule, Willie-Make-It, set out from their Waseca home to walk around the globe. In Afghanistan, bandits attack the brothers, killing John and wounding Dave. Dave returns to Waseca in October of 1974, the first person to walk around the earth -- a 14,450 mile journey.

Next Up

Related

Which is the highest-grossing Coen Brothers movie?

On Sept. 21, 1957, Ethan Coen was born in Minneapolis. Along with brother Joel, the duo would become among the most celebrated producers/directors in movie history. Of their three most-popular films, which has made the most at the U.S. box office? A) Fargo B) No Country For Old Men C) True Grit For the answer, click on the headline above...

Which Archbishop built St. Paul's Cathedral?

On Sept. 27, 1888, this Catholic Bishop would be named St. Paul's first Archbishop, and in the years ahead would oversee the building of a city landmark. Was it: A) Bishop Joseph Cretin B) Bishop John Ireland C) Bishop John Roach For the answer, click on the headline above...