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Texan's London loop-the-loop dazzles His Majesty


On this day in 1903, stuntman and Corpus Christi native Robert B. Vandervoort performed his famed loop-the-loop for King Edward VII at a command performance in London. Vandervoort traveled around the United States and Europe under the stage name "Diavalo." His career was brought to a sudden end on November 20, 1906, when a railway car in which he was sleeping overturned near Albany, New York.

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