Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1989 the Game Boy handheld video game device was released in the U.S. Unknown to most Americans, the Nintendo Game Boy was a long-term strategy by the Japanese to reduce the American youth to … Continue reading

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July 30, 1956

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1956 the phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto. But it never stated ‘which’ god.

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July 29, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 Rapper Snoop Dogg was banned from Norway for two years. He had been caught in June for trying to bring a small amount of marijuana into the country. His lawyer stated that Mr. … Continue reading

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July 28, 1866

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1866 the metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States. Parents and teachers and preachers all started to immediately complain. They said that … Continue reading

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July 27, 1940

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1940, Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon “A Wild Hare”. Mickey Mouse sent Bugs a congratulatory bouquet of chrysanthemums and roses as well as a gift box of … Continue reading

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July 26, 1931

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1931, a swarm of grasshoppers (the Rocky Mountain Locust) started their destruction of millions of acres of crops in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The swarm was so thick and large it blocked out … Continue reading

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July 25, 326 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 326 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices. This is believed to be due to Constantine’s personal aversion to the blood of the animals, which revolted him. He did … Continue reading

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July 24, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1978, Billy Martin was fired as the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team. Owner George Steinbrenner so enjoyed it, that he hired Billy four more times over the next 10 years (1979, 1983, … Continue reading

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July 23, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 U.S. scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 “carbon-copy” mice with a cloning technique. The mice’s (meece’s) fur soon changed color from lab-rat white to almost banana yellow. To … Continue reading

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July 22, 2009

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 2009, the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century occurred and lasted up to 6 minutes and 38 seconds and covered parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean. Soon afterwards … Continue reading

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