Category Archives: 20th Century

Historical Facts from 1901 to 2000 CE

March 18, 1966

On March 18, 1966, the Scott Paper company began selling disposable paper dresses for $1. They even launched clothing lines of paper underwear and paper bikinis. By 1968, this fad did die out, as the paper clothes were uncomfortable and … Continue reading

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March 17, 1991

On March 17, 1991, at the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day parade, the Irish Lesbians and Gays officially marched for the first time as a group. Mayor David N. Dinkins gave up his spot at the front of the … Continue reading

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March 14, 1979

On March 14, 1979, the United States Census Bureau reported that 95% of all Americans were married or would get married. They arrived at this conclusion by deducing that the natural condition of man was to go from happy and … Continue reading

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March 12, 1969

March 12, 1969, the fame seeking Sgt Norman Pilcher of the Drugs Squad, raided the home of George and Patti Harrison in Esher, Surrey, UK, while they were at the wedding of Paul McCartney. They claimed to have found 120 … Continue reading

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March 11, 1986

March 11, 1986, marked the 1 millionth day since the founding of Rome which happened on approximately April 21, 753 BC. If Rome survives another million days, that observance would take place on February 6, 4724 CE. At that time … Continue reading

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March 9, 1995

On March 9, 1995, the Canadian Navy arrested the Spanish Trawler, the ‘Estai’, for illegally fishing off the coast of Newfoundland. The Captain of the Estai originally thought that it was a joke, as the Canadians were purported to be … Continue reading

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March 7, 1912

On March 7, 1912, famed Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen announced the discovery of the South Pole. The exploration team and Roald all documented how the wind on this day seemed to whisper tekeli-li over and over. His family and friends … Continue reading

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March 4, 1922

On March 4, 1922, the first vampire film premiered at the Berlin Zoological Garden, in Berlin, Germany. The film, Nosferatu, was directed by F.W. Murnau and starred Max Shreck, as Count Orlok, the Nosferatu. This was not your sparkly, forever … Continue reading

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February 27, 1939

On February 27, 1939, in Essex, England, the Borley Rectory, the infamously most haunted house in England, burnt to the ground. The Borley Rectory was a Victorian house that gained its notoriety after being described as such by the psychic … Continue reading

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February 25, 1956

On February 25, 1956 Communist Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev criticized the late Josef Stalin in a speech he gave to the Communist Party Congress in Moscow. Thus proving that Old Iron Joe really did die on March 5, 1953, because … Continue reading

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