Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 21, 1990

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1990, tennis player John McEnroe became the first player ever expelled from the Australian Open. Las Vegas odds-makers had the event eventually happening at 1-1. Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites … Continue reading

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January 20, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, American scientist announced that they had cloned two calves, named George and Charlie, under a new, more efficient technique that could allow for the possibility creating a cow that could produce different types … Continue reading

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January 19, 1861

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. The reason it gave was that all the other cool states were doing it and that Abraham Lincoln wasn’t its real father, George Washington was its real father. … Continue reading

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January 18, 1996

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1996, Lisa Marie Presley sobered up after a two year drunk and filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in New York City, New York.

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January 17, 1900

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1900, Brigham Roberts, a Mormon from Utah, was denied a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for his practice of polygamy. The other Representatives’ reasoning was that if a man had more than … Continue reading

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January 16, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920 the 18th Amendment ‘Prohibition’ went into effect and the product, transportation, sale, and consumption of alcohol became illegal and instantly criminalized 40% of the American population and the effect of this ‘religious-based’ law … Continue reading

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January 15, 1919

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1919 a 30 foot wall of molasses washed through Boston and killed 21 people. Really, a 30 foot wall of molasses washed through Boston and drowned 21 people. Apparently, there are a lot of … Continue reading

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January 14, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1991, Valentin Pavlov became the premier of the U.S.S.R. and succeed Nikolai Ryzhkov. Valentin Pavlov initiated the 1991 Soviet Monetary Reform (also called the Pavlov Reform) in an attempt the prevent the Soviet monetary … Continue reading

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January 13, 1854

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1854, Anthony Faas of Philadephia, PA was granted the first US patent for the accordion. Mr. Faas made improvements to the keyboard and enhanced the sound, thereby making it easier to play and gave … Continue reading

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January 12, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, nineteen European nations formally agreed to prohibit human cloning. Germany and England did not sign the accord. Germany refused because they claimed their laws were already more restrictive and any attempts to clone … Continue reading

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