Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 31, 1747

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1747, the first clinic specializing in the treatment of venereal diseases was opened at London Dick Dock Hospital. 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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January 30, 1798

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1798 – The first fist-fight brawl in the U.S. House of Representatives took place. Congressmen Matthew  “The Fighting Lion” Lyon of Vermont and Roger “Two Hit” Griswold of Connecticut fought on the House floor … Continue reading

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January 29, 1820

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1820, Britain’s King George III died at Windsor Castle. The official cause of death was a combination of ‘old age’ and ‘insanity’. The official coroner’s report stated that Georgie III didn’t just have the … Continue reading

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January 28, 1871

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1871, France surrendered in the Franco-Prussian War, thus continuing their history of losing wars since the ‘Curse of Napoleon’ took effect. France has since become known as the ‘Buffalo Bills’ of the military world … Continue reading

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January 27, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called television. The Welsh asked if this “television” would be able to show pictures of sheep ‘grazing’, and Mr. Baird told them that … Continue reading

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January 26, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992, Russian president Boris Yeltsin announced that his country would stop targeting U.S. cities with nuclear weapons. When he was asked which American cities were currently being targeted, he supplied a list of 24 … Continue reading

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January 25, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999 in Louisville, KY, a man received the first hand transplant in the United States. In June of 1999, his other hand sued for spousal support as it claimed the man, Henry Stodgins, now … Continue reading

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January 24, 1935

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1935, Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale in Richmond, Virginia. Leonard Hogan bought the first six-pack from The Kitchen’s Country Store in Petersberg, Virignia. When he got home, he quickly … Continue reading

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January 23, 1849

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1849 – English-born Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. She attended and graduated from the Medical Institution of Geneva, NY, to the opposition of her fellow students … Continue reading

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January 22, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2003, it was reported that scientists in China had found fossilized remains of a dinosaur with four feathered wings and a penis 61 cm long. When American scientists quickly did the math (of which … Continue reading

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