Category Archives: 1901-2000 CE

Historical Facts from the 20th century.

June 27, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the US launched Seasat, an experimental ocean surveillance satellite. Each day Seasat makes 14 orbits of Earth and in 36 hours is able to monitor nearly 96% of the oceanic surface. The satellite’s … Continue reading

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June 26, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992 the Supreme Court ruled that fund soliciting can be banned at airports. Religious organizations such as the Hari Krishnas and organized crime rings like the Girls Scouts protested this decision as the Krishnas … Continue reading

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June 24, 1947

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1947 Kenneth Arnold reported seeing flying saucers over Mt. Rainier, Washington. He also said that he did not see Bigfoot, beavcoons, la chupacabra, or leprechauns. He did say that with all the drinking he … Continue reading

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June 23, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926 the first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA. One person would silently mouth a phrase and another person from a distance would then have to correctly repeat what they … Continue reading

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June 21, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1974 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence. They also decided that telling kids that the reason why 1st grade teacher Mrs. Kellen’s … Continue reading

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June 20, 1909

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1909 artist Roger Burham and his bride author Eleanor Waring have their honeymoon in a balloon for 3 and ½ hours at Holbrook, Mass.

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June 19, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the world’s longest sausage was created in London and it measured in at 13 miles long. Both Texas and Australia complained and said that they weren’t even given a chance to compete and … Continue reading

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June 18, 1928

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 Amelia Earhart completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. The pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon didn’t ask her … Continue reading

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June 17, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! In 1991 dead President Zachary Taylor’s body was exhumed to test how he died. He died quite suddenly from a stomach related illness on July 9, 1850. There were rumors that he was poisoned by … Continue reading

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June 15, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 South Africa begin its economic boycott of Dutch products because the Dutch weren’t racist enough and spoke out against apartheid.

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