Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 31, 1815

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1815 Sir Humprey Davy of London patented the miner’s safety lamp. His subsequent invention of the miner’s canary hat proved less useful. The miners complained that the canary cage section of the helmet stuck … Continue reading

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October 30, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993, America’s first veterinarian in space, Martin Fettman, performed the first dissection of an animal in space while aboard the space shuttle Columbia. The lab-rat, Caesar, was one of the 48 rodents that were … Continue reading

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October 29, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982 independent car manufacturer John Delorean was indicted for drug trafficking. He was later acquitted when Judge Emmitt Brown found that the federal agents and their informant, Biff Tannen, entrapped DeLorean into the drug … Continue reading

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October 28, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992, the Reverand Lee Jang Rim, founder of the “Mission for the Coming Days” church predicted that the rapture would occur and that Jesus would come back. Hundreds of his followers sold their properties, … Continue reading

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October 27, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department released information about a suspected assassination-by-hire attempt allegedly orchestrated by Larry Flynt in 1983. It was purported that Flynt wrote Mitchell Livingston WerBell III a $1,000,000 check to … Continue reading

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October 26, 1934

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1934, while Washington Senators player-manager Joe Cronin was honeymooning with his wife Mildred Robertson, the niece and adopted daughter of Senators owner Clark Griffith, his contract was sold to the Boston Red Sox. Cronin … Continue reading

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October 25, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920, King Alexander I of Greece died of blood poisoning after being bitten by his pet monkey, Zeus. Zeus was put on trial and found “not guilty” based on the fact that he was … Continue reading

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October 24, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel and live to tell the tale. She performed this daredevil of a feat on her 63rd birthday. … Continue reading

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October 23, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1987 France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island in the South Pacific and the US performed one at the Nevada Test Site. While the US bomb explosion was of course bigger and packed … Continue reading

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October 22, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 Chester Carlson was able to demonstrate and use successfully his dry copying paper method. Thus was the born the beginning of the Xerox copying machine. Alas, it would be twenty-four years before Enos … Continue reading

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