Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999, Sarah Knauss died at the age of 119 years, and at the time of her death, she was the world’s oldest living person. She was born on September 24, 1880 and was a … Continue reading

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December 30, 1935

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1935, Italian bombers destroyed a Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia. Mussolini later apologized and tried to explain by saying that his airplane pilots weren’t very bright, being Italian and everything, and they thought … Continue reading

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December 29, 1813

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1813 during the War of 1812, the British burned Buffalo, NY. The citizens of Buffalo weren’t too upset, as they have been known to set fire to their own neighbors’ homes just to stay … Continue reading

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December 28, 1994

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1994, Billy Ray Cyrus of Achy Breaky Heart fame married Leticia Finley, proving that money, decent looks and one killer mullet could get a man married in the South in the early 90s.

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December 27, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2002, Clonaid, a scientific division of the religion Raelism, announced the birth of baby Eve, a clone born through C-section on December 26, 2002. Brigette Boisselier, the CEO of Clonaid and a bishop of … Continue reading

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December 26, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973, the “Exorcist” starring Linda Blair premieres and is rated X for horror and language. Pea soup instantly becomes the most dislike food in America.

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December 25, 1914

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1914 during World War I, British and German troops observed an unofficial truce to celebrate Christmas Day. It is believed the Germans made the first move. During the evening of December 24 they delivered … Continue reading

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December 24, 1828

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1828, William Burke and William Hare, went on trial in Edinburgh, Scotland for murder. They would find search out and befriend men newly to Edinburgh at various bars. When they found one who had … Continue reading

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December 23, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation began its daily news broadcasts on radio and would continue on television when TVs became popular and common place. Penguins would not be added as part of the standard … Continue reading

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December 22, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, seventeen year old Gloria Jacobs became the first girl to hold a world pistol record when she shot 299 out of 300 possible points. Her boyfriend was seen to sweat and twitch as … Continue reading

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