Category Archives: 1901-2000 CE

Historical Facts from the 20th century.

June 11, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993 the US Supreme Court ruled that religious groups had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services. The burning of witches, cutting out of hearts during a solar eclipse on top of … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

June 8, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, fresh off his defeat of Dr. Zaius, Charlton Heston was elected president of the National Rifle Association. He served until 2003. The members of the NRA were impressed with the fact that he … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

June 6, 1933

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1933 in Camden, NJ the first drive-in movie theater opened. Nine months later the first drive-in babies were born.

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

June 2, 1924

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1924, all Native Americans living and born in the United States were granted US citizenship by the US Congress whether they wanted it or not.

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

June 1, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow. Premier Kosygin was very unapologetic as he was heard to say, “Wiretaps? Of course there are wiretaps on their phones. … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May 30, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959 the first full size hovercraft, the SR-N1, was launched and tested at Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England. According to Sir Christopher Cockerell, the designer, it remained eel … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

May 26, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930, the US Supreme Court ruled that buying liquor does not violate the Constitution.

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

May 25, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979, Raul Gonzales of Mexico completed a 50,000 meter walk in a record time of 3:41:38. 50,000 meters is 31 miles, which means he was ‘walking’ at a rate of better than 8 mph, … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

May 23, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 a Hanson concert sold out in less than 20 minutes in the Detroit market for a June 29 show at the Pine Knob Amphitheatre. To this day, no one understands why.

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

May 22, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1957 the South African government approved race separation in its universities. When it was mentioned to JG Strijdom that his stringent apartheid policies would also keep hot Asian chicks out of the classrooms with … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment