Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 31, 1596

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1596, Rene Descartes was born. A couple of days later, his father Joachim Descartes was heard to say to his wife, Jeanne Brochard, “The child does stink, therefore change his diaper,” Jeanne Brochard later … Continue reading

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March 30, 1964

The category is debuted and the answer is Jeopardy. What happened on this date in Twisted-History in 1964, Art?

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March 29, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971, 66 year old Dr.Conrad Van Emde Boas became West Europe’s first sexology professor when he was appointed to the position at the Amsterdam University in Holland, Netherlands. He was quoted as saying “Sex … Continue reading

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March 28, 1865

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1865 outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York and banned “painting on stones, rocks and trees” as a means to tell others about your business or business opportunities. The writing on a bathroom … Continue reading

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March 27, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate UFO Cult committed mass suicide as they tried to ascend to the UFO they believed was riding in the tail of the Hale-Bopp comet. 28 years later, … Continue reading

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March 26, 1937

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1937 spinach growers in Crystal City, TX erected a statue of Popeye. The state of North Carolina complained as Popeye has always stated that he was a yam and North Carolina has always grown … Continue reading

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March 25, 2004

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2004 the U.S. Senate voted (61-38) on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 1997) to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus during the commission of a violent federal crime. In … Continue reading

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March 24, 1883

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1883 the first long distance telephone call between New York City and Chicago took place. It quickly evolved from cordial greetings into an acrimonious shouting match as the caller from New York began arguing … Continue reading

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March 23, 1981

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1981 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not for women. As the all male court explained in their post decision brief, while a 25 to … Continue reading

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March 22, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906 France lost the first ever rugby game played against Britain and the Brits have never let them forget it.

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