Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 31, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1880 Wabash, IN became the first town to be completely illuminated with electric light and soon, the urban and even most rural settlements followed suit and the great Moth Massacres began. All over the … Continue reading

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March 30, 1533

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1533 Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Apparently he’d got a whiff of the new wife smell as he’d done a little window shopping at the local New Wife Dealership in … Continue reading

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March 29, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 the first federal elections were held in Australia. Two kangaroos and one koala bear won seats in the House of Representatives and Senate, but no women or indigenous people were elected or even … Continue reading

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March 28, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 in Italy, psychiatrists demonstrated the use of electric-shock therapy for treatment of certain mental illnesses. Unsurprisingly, deviant sexual activity and male homosexuality were two of the first mental illnesses that the medical profession … Continue reading

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March 27, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 – the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra. It was the first pill for male impotence that was government approved and that actually worked because of scientific research and medicine. Several businesses that … Continue reading

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March 26, 1910

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1910 the U.S. Congress passed an amendment to the 1907 Immigration Act that barred criminals, paupers, anarchists and carriers of disease from settling in the U.S. But if the women were hot, Congress acknowledged … Continue reading

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March 25, 1668

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1668 the first horse race in America took place in New York. Also on this date the first cheating, lying, drinking, and gambling at a horse race occurred. The general consensus was that a … Continue reading

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March 24, 1911

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1911 the Danish penal code was reformed to abolished corporal punishment. In Copenhagen, a booming underground spanking trade immediately sprang up as the men who had been committing minor crimes to experience the ‘punishment’ … Continue reading

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March 23, 1912

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1912 the Dixie Cup was invented and college girls immediately found something to do with their left hands during football games and frat parties. (Holding a Dixie Cup filled with beer. What the hell … Continue reading

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March 22, 1457

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1457 the Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book. Booksellers of that time claimed that the printed book was a passing fad and doomed to quickly fade out, as established and accomplished readers preferred … Continue reading

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