Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31, 1841

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1841, the state of Alabama enacted the first legislation that regulated dental practices in the U.S., and required state medical boards to administer examination and issue licenses using the same rules and restrictions as … Continue reading

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December 30, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993 the Vatican officially recognized Israel as a sovereign nation. When asked why it took so long (Israel declared itself a nation in May 1948), Pope John Paul II answered that these things take … Continue reading

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December 29, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, Khmer Rouge leaders apologized for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives. As the Khmer Rouge leaders tried to explain, they were only going to kill and torture around … Continue reading

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December 28, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed in the United States protecting the Bald Eagle, sea turtles, and honest men in government. Noticeably left off the list were Bigfoot, Champie, the Mothman, and the … Continue reading

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December 27, 1871

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1871, the world’s first cat show was held in the Crystal Palace, London, England. Several events were planned, such as “Dress Puss’ems in his Sunday Best”, “The Cat Drag” (which is similar to the … Continue reading

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December 26, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982, “Time” magazine’s Man of the Year award was presented to a non-human, the computer. Hal 9000, Deep Thought, Orac, and Master Control Program electronically sent their congratulations.

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December 25, 1950

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1950, four Scottish nationalists liberated the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey and returned it to Scotland. When the English were asked how they could allow such a thing … Continue reading

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December 24, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 a 100 pound meteorite broke apart and crashed over Barwell, Leicestershire, England. No one was injured, no strange plant became sentient, no mutations of children were noticed, and no weird diseases developed. Barwell, … Continue reading

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December 23, 1893 and December 23, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1893, the Engelbert Humperdinck opera “Hansel und Gretel” was first performed in Weimar, Germany. When asked “Weimar?” Humperdinck replied, “Weinaughtmar?” Also on this date in 1943, “Hansel and Gretel” the opera was televised on … Continue reading

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December 22, 1864

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1864 during the American Civil War, Union General William T. Sherman sent a message to U.S. President Lincoln from Georgia. The message read, “I beg to present to you as a Christmas gift the … Continue reading

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