Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 28, 1859

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1859, the Arkansas legislature required all the free blacks within its territory to choose exile or slavery. Over 94% chose slavery and the knowledge that they’d have a roof over their heads, one square … Continue reading

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February 27, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as President of Yemen after months of protest. He’d been protesting that a German hacker group (Ball Spielende Affen) had infiltrated Yemen’s governmental computer database and had changed … Continue reading

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February 26, 1945

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1945, Syria declared war on Germany and Japan. Germany subsequently surrendered on May 7, 1945 and Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945, making the Syrians look to the rest of the world as being … Continue reading

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February 25, 1751

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1751, the first performing monkey was exhibited in America in New York City. For 1 cent, people could watch Manny the Monkey play a musical instrument, ride a goat while wearing a clown costume … Continue reading

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February 24, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979, $42,500 was paid for a pig, a duroc boar named Glacier, and would last as a record for eighteen years. The purchasers, William and Myron Meinhart of Iowa were interviewed four years after … Continue reading

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February 23, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of Dolly, a sheep. The Welsh magazine “Natural Husbandry” asked for and received permission to film Dolly and interview the scientist involved in this wonderful breakthrough. On … Continue reading

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February 22, 1859

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1859 – U.S. President Buchanan approved the Act of February 22, 1859, which incorporated the Washington National Monument Society “for the purpose of completing the erection now in progress of a great National Monument … Continue reading

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February 21, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1988 in Baton Rouge, LA, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty of an unspecified sin. While he wouldn’t come out name it, he did say it rhymed with “tucking … Continue reading

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February 20, 1673 and 1984

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1673 the first recorded wine auction took place in London. On this same date in 1984 the first recorded whine auction also took place in Manhattan with Amy Rothsberg placing the winning bid for … Continue reading

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February 19, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1985 Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company as part of it’s fruit-flavored new taste roll-out. While Cherry Coke was a success, other flavors failed miserable, like the Durian Coke experiment. After the … Continue reading

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