Category Archives: 1801-1900 CE

Historical Facts from the 19th century.

January 22, 1879

On January 22, 1879, James Shields was elected as the US Senator from Missouri. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois (1849-1855), as well as Minnesota (1858-1859). He is the only person to ever serve as a US Senator … Continue reading

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January 19, 1810

On January 19, 1810, the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire experienced its greatest drop in temperature ever recorded. On Thursday afternoon, January 18, it was a balmy 48 degrees Fahrenheit. By daybreak on Friday morning, January 19, 1810, the temperature … Continue reading

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January 15, 1899

On January 15, 1899, Edwin Markham’s seminal poem. “The Man With a Hoe” was published for the first time in the San Francisco Examiner. The poem was inspired by Jean-Francois Millet’s painting “L’homme a la houe”, which depicted a weary, … Continue reading

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June 22, 1847

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1847, Hanson Gregory, created the first ring-shaped doughnut which had a hole in the center. The British have tried through out the years to take credit away from Mr. Gregory and his brilliant insight … Continue reading

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June 16, 1884

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1884 the first roller coaster ride opened in America at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY. The ride cost a nickel and travelled at a whomping 6 miles an hour. It was an instant success … Continue reading

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June 14, 1866

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1866, the country of Liechtenstein was required by treaty to send troops to help in the Austro-Prussian War. The Prince sent 80 soldiers and at the end of the seven weeks war the troops … Continue reading

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June 12, 1849

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1849 Lewis Phectic Haslett of Louisville, KY patented the first gas mask in the United States. His actual patent read, “To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, LEWIS P. HAsLETT, … Continue reading

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June 5, 1827

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1827, Athens fell to the Ottomans, who ruled Athens until the Credenzas invaded in the 1880s. The Credenzas ruled in a wooden fashion for many years and they kept many secrets locked away as … Continue reading

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May 31, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1880, Sunabdha Kumariratana, the Royal Princess of Thailand was on her way to the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace being carried by the Royal Boat when it capsized and threw her and other members of … Continue reading

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May 24, 1863

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1863 bushwackers led by Captain William Marchbanks attacked a U.S. Federal militia party in Nevada, Missouri. Nothing twisted here, just wanted to make you say bushwackers and  giggle like an immature 13 year old … Continue reading

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