Category Archives: 1801-1900 CE

Historical Facts from the 19th century.

April 29, 1852

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1852 the first edition, issue, volume, publication, version of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published, printed, aired, released, circulated. Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites / BookmarksAskbackflipblinklistBlogBookmarkBloglinesBlogMarksBlogsvineBuddyMarksBUMPzee!CiteULikeConnoteadel.icio.usDiggdiigoDotNetKicksDropJackdzoneFacebookFarkFavesFriendsitefolkd.comFurlGoogleJamespotJeqqKaboodlekirtsylinkaGoGoLinkedInMa.gnoliaMister WongMixxMySpaceNetvouzNewsvineoneviewOnlyWirePlugIMPropellerRedditSegnaloShoutwireSimpySlashdotSurphaceSphinnSpurlSquidooStumbleUponTechnoratiThisNextTwitterWebrideWindows LiveYahoo!Email This to a … Continue reading

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April 26, 1882

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1882 inventor John Sutliff patented a perpetual motion machine (Patent No. 257,103). He labeled it “motor” and the patent clerks passed it, because even in 1882 they were on the lookout for crazy inventions … Continue reading

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April 8, 1820

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1820 the famous marble sculpture was discovered on the island of Milos by a peasant, Yorgos Kentrotas, and a French naval officer. The sculpture was in several pieces including parts of her missing arms. … Continue reading

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April 6, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. Many of the better known events were held, like the marathon, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, and swimming. But there was one event that did … Continue reading

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March 31, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, Whitcomb L. Judsen of Chicago, Illinois was issued a US patent (No. 557,207) for a hookless fastener based on a slider. His original idea was designed to allow shoes to be fastened instead … Continue reading

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March 27, 1829

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1829, President Andrew Jackson appointed John Eaton as his Secretary of War. This proved to be a huge mistake as the rumor mill maintained by the matrons of Washington went into overdrive. Eaton was … Continue reading

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March 24, 1837

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1837 Canadia gave blacks the right to vote. Six months later they told them where the voting poll locations were. Several prominent American politicians, from both the North and the South, warned their northern … Continue reading

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March 14, 1899

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1899, Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin was issued a US patent for his invention of the ‘Navigable Balloon’. This rigid airship was known as the Zeppelin. Nothing twisted, just thought it was interesting that the … Continue reading

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March 6, 1869

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1869 the Periodic Table was presented to the public for the first time. Dmitri Mendeleev presented the table to the Russian Chemical Society and even correctly predicted the addition of three more elements in … Continue reading

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February 23, 1886

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1886, the London Times published the world’s 1st classified ad. It said, “Distinguished gentleman of means looking for a jemmy Judy who knows how to put Nebuchadnezzar out to grass. I do possess a … Continue reading

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