Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31, 1703

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1703 English author Daniel Defoe was forced to stand in the pillory for offending the government and church for writing and publishing his satire “The Shortest Way With Dissenters”. Apparently the British government and … Continue reading

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July 30th, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2002 Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk a basketball in a professional basketball game. At that same time, Leonard Kotzik of Durant, Iowa, became the 3,239,354,989th person to dunk a donut into … Continue reading

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July 29th, 1968

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1968 Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church’s stance against artificial methods of birth control. He did state that women could still use crocodile dung as a pessary or they could tie a … Continue reading

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July 28th, 1941

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1941 plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives after consulting with the Arkham architectural firm of Derleth and Smith. When asked by the military and the House why build … Continue reading

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July 27th, 1663

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1663 the British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for their colonies to be sent in British ships from British ports. Why? Because those British ships were owned by … Continue reading

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July 26th, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1775 a postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States and Benjamin Franklin was named the first Postmaster General. Eleven days later Edward Charles Teach of Philadelphia claimed his … Continue reading

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July 25th, 1805

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1805 ex-Vice President Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new country, with New Orleans as the capital city. That was until he made an early morning visit to Bourbon Street … Continue reading

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July 24th, 1664

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1664, wealthy non-church members in Massachusetts were given the right to vote. Apparently God and the government could trust wealthy men who didn’t go to church to pick the best candidate, but poor men … Continue reading

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July 23, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1938 the first federal game preserve was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The area was 2,000 acres located in a prime Utah wilderness area. The catch and release program for the … Continue reading

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July 22, 1975

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1975 Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress. The only reason it wasn’t restored while he was still alive was that the political leaders of that time … Continue reading

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