Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 30, 1945

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1945 newlyweds Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. They had been married for just one day. In their personal diaries on April 30th, Adolf wrote “I can’t believe how much she changed in … Continue reading

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April 29, 1852

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1852 the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published. Many of the citizens of Great Britain wondered why so many of the words meant practically the same thing. In particular, they asked why … Continue reading

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April 28, 1686

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1686 the first volume of Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathamatic” was published. The critics of the day proclaimed it virtually unreadable as it had no plot, no story, no boy meets girl, boy loses girl … Continue reading

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April 27, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 “Pampers” were patented by R.C. Duncan and within four years became the number one item being sent to America’s landfills.

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April 26, 1819

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1819 the first Odd Fellows lodge in the U.S. was established in Baltimore, MD. Comedians worldwide declined comment as they claimed it would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

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April 25, 1928

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 a seeing eye dog was used for the very first time. In 1968, Thomas “Hot-Rod” Rodson paid $250,000 to have his seeing eye dog trained to identify young attractive women and alert him … Continue reading

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April 24, 1800

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1800 the Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation. The third book purchased by the library was the ‘Necronomicon’ and it was subsequently transferred in 1943 to a secret vault that was … Continue reading

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April 23, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1985 the Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not only unsuccessful, it was despised and hated, which resulted in the resumption of selling the original version. … Continue reading

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April 22, 1915

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas. The Brits claimed they had a slight natural immunity as they had been fighting alongside the bean … Continue reading

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April 21, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789 John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President, but it wasn’t until Thomas Jefferson served as the second Vice President that sex and shenanigans were added to the official duties … Continue reading

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