Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 31, 2011

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2011 the German city of Bonn installed a meter to tax prostitutes. The prostitutes would have to pay six euros per night and it was installed near an industrial area frequented by prostitutes and … Continue reading

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August 30, 1904

On this date in Twisted-History.com during the 1904 Olympics held in St.Louis, Missouri, the marathon race was held in 90 degree heat on a dirt road. Racer Fred Lorz was running in fourth place when he developed severe cramps and … Continue reading

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August 29, 1985

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1985 New York Yankee player Don Baylor was hit by a pitch for the 190th time during his career, setting a modern day record for players who played after 1900. This was the 22nd … Continue reading

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August 28, 1884

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1884 the 1st known photograph of a tornado was made near Howard, South Dakota. This was at the same time and area that semi-famous balloonist Dorian Francis Gale disappeared while testing his new high … Continue reading

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August 27, 1998

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1998 “Titanic” became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million dollars. This huge sum of money was due to the massive number of women and girls between the ages … Continue reading

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August 26, 1920

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1920 the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth. The politicians of the era admitted that while the missionary … Continue reading

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August 25, 2008

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2008, Father Antonio Rungi of the Passionists order in the town of Mondragone, Italy proposed on his blog to hold a “Beauty Contests for Nuns” where the nuns would send him photos and people … Continue reading

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August 24, 1960

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1960 the lowest temperature in world history was recorded. Temperatures measured at the Vostok, Antarctica research station dipped to -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit (-89.2 degrees Celsius). On this same date the temperature at the equator … Continue reading

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August 23, 1953

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1953, aspiring graffiti artist Captain George C. Davison of Staten Island, New York was thrown into a North Korean prison for fifteen days for penciling in a moustache on a picture of Mao Tze … Continue reading

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August 22, 1990

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1990 angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. They would shout slogans for 5 minutes and then sit down and rest for an hour. They did that for … Continue reading

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