Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 30, 1659

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1659, Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch Director-General of the New Netherlands (the New Netherlands ranged from modern day Delaware to Rhode Island) forbid tennis playing during religious services. He had received many complaints from the … Continue reading

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September 29, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1963 “My Favorite Martian” premiered on CBS-TV. It starred Ray Walston as the Martian and Bill Bixby as his hapless human caretaker. It ran from 1963 until 1966, which were also the years when … Continue reading

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September 28, 1904/2005

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1904, Mary Elizabeth O’Connell was arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, New York City. Police told her if she had just gone to a restaurant and lit up, she’d … Continue reading

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September 27, 1937

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1937, the first Santa Claus Training School opened in Albion, New York. Ho-ho-ho-ing 101 was a required course as well as ‘Trick Questions to Avoid”, such as, how many penguins do reindeer eat in … Continue reading

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September 26, 2010

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2010 Georgia changed it second language to English with Merican officially recognized as its first. Many of the esteemed Georgian representatives and state senators were interviewed and asked why this had to been done … Continue reading

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September 25, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1957, Great Britain performed well on its nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia. It scored very well on the multiple choice section with a grade of 94, but the essay section of the test almost … Continue reading

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September 24, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1969 Ton Duc Thang was elected president of North Vietnam. He immediately appointed his cousins Nott Doina Thang and Wylde Thang as Ministers of Labor and Tourism.

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September 23, 1938

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1938, a time capsule was buried at the World’s Fair in New York City, which was to be dug up and opened in 6939. The capsule contained a woman’s hat, a man’s pipe, and … Continue reading

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September 22, 1980

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono signed a recording contract with Geffin Records. Three months later, John was assassinated by Mark David Chapman. Many are not sure if Chapman was just a stooge of … Continue reading

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September 21, 1981

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner became the 1st female Supreme Court Justice. The rest of the judges said, sure, why not, we’ve already allowed a black man on the team, how much more damage … Continue reading

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