Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 30, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1988, the Soviets stopped jamming Radio Liberty for the first time since 1950. When asked why, the Soviets replied that they really like the Guns N’ Roses song, ‘Welcome To The Jungle’. Close Bookmark and … Continue reading

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November 29, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by NASA with Enos ‘Chim-Chim’ the Chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before safely landing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Puerto … Continue reading

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November 28, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922, Captain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force performed the first public exhibition of skywriting over New York’s Times Square. He was going to spell out, “For an extraordinary social engagement, please contact … Continue reading

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November 27, 1839

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1839, the American Statistical Association was founded in Boston. 57.57% of the founding members died virgins and the other 42.43% members’ descendants eventually produced 71.8% of the actuaries and baseball statisticians alive today.

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November 26, 1975

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1975, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, CA for trying to assassinate US President Gerald Ford on September 5th. While President Ford was relieved that Ms. Fromme was … Continue reading

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November 25, 1792

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1792, the Farmer’s Almanac is first published. It instantly became the 2nd most popular book/magazine in an American’s home and the most useful. Its popularity will not be replaced until 1888, when the first … Continue reading

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November 24, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971, Dan “D.B.” Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727 and escaped by parachuting from the plane with $200,000 in ransom money over a deep woods area of Washington state. Mr. Cooper and the vast … Continue reading

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November 23, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1963, “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series debuted in England. American geeks and nerds begin watching it on PBS in the 1970s as a substitute for sex and social interaction. Tom Baker instantly … Continue reading

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November 22, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906, the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal. It wasn’t until 2004 that it also adopted OMG, WTF, SMH, LOL and ROFLMAO.

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November 21, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1922, Rebecca L. Felton became the one and only women Senator from the state of Georgia. She was appointed to finish the term of the deceased Thomas E. Watson during the special election of … Continue reading

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