Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 21, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to set foot on the moon, and the first to urinate. Why? He was a man. It’s what we do. Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to … Continue reading

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July 20, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2003 in India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work. And Americans think hitting a deer will raise your insurance, imagine the call to … Continue reading

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July 19, 1946

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1946 Norma Jean Baker acted in her first screen test. The assistant director, Ben Lyon of Fox Studios, who reviewed her wrote, “Nice legs and a pretty smile, but no one will pay to … Continue reading

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July 18, 1897 and 1927

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1897, baseball player Cap Anson is the first person to record 3,000 hits in a career. Exactly 30 years later in 1927 Ty Cobb becomes the first person to reach 4,000 hits for a … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 in an effort to curb obesity rates, the United Arab Emirates offered its citizens one gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they lost. 1 kilogram equals to about 2.2 pounds so … Continue reading

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July 16, 1439

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1439 the Parliament of King Henry VI banned kissing. The was in response to a particularly virulent infection that was being spread and after having determined that evil spirits, the evil eye, and smoke-free … Continue reading

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July 15, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922 the first duck-billed platypus arrived in America, directly from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Native New Yorkers, long used to the shenanigans of PT Barnum and … Continue reading

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July 14, 2008 and 2009

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008, the iTunes Music Store reached 10 million apps downloaded. Exactly one year later, it reached 1.5 billion apps downloaded. If iTunes only charged $1 an app (which they don’t) they would have made … Continue reading

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July 13, 1972

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1972, Carroll Rosenbloom and Robert Irsay traded their favorite toys with each other. They were not 12 year old boys swapping comic books or baseball cards. They were the owners of the Baltimore Colts … Continue reading

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July 12, 1954

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1954, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program that would be funded through both the Federal government and the states through which the new, modern “Interstate Highways” would run. Eisenhower and … Continue reading

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