Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 29, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 Davy Jones of ‘The Monkees’ died from a heart attack at age 66. Mr. Jones was a former popular singer and TV star when he became a member of the Monkees in 1966 … Continue reading

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February 28, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939 the word “dord” was discovered lurking in the ‘New International Dictionary’. The word was a huge embarrassment for the G and C Merriam Company as dord was not actually a word, it was … Continue reading

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February 27, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1991 Singer James Brown was released early from his six year prison sentence for gun and drug possession. As he left prison he was quoted as saying, “Huh, I feel good, huh, zibadee, I … Continue reading

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February 26, 1995

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1995 the oldest investment institution in Britain collapse after one of their traders, Nick Leeson of the Singapore branch, lost over $1.5 billion dollars on futures trading. Mr. Leeson was using the bank’s money … Continue reading

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February 25, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 Pamela Lee had her husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges. When the police try to explain to her that she “did” marry a tripod, she shook her head and said, “No, no, … Continue reading

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February 24, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 the DuPont company began the commercial manufacturing of nylon toothbrush bristles for the “Miracle Tuft Toothbrush”. Before 1938 the world relied upon the collected neck hairs from wild swine in Siberia, Poland, and … Continue reading

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February 23, 1886

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1886, the London Times published the world’s 1st classified ad. It said, “Distinguished gentleman of means looking for a jemmy Judy who knows how to put Nebuchadnezzar out to grass. I do possess a … Continue reading

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February 22, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 the opposition party in Djibouti decided to join the election, thereby ending a ten year boycott. Opposition parties banded together to campaign in the parliamentary elections and were able to participate largely unhindered. … Continue reading

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February 21, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses that he has sinned to his congregation and that he must step down as their preacher. His crying causes his mascara to run. He was using Covergirl Full Lash … Continue reading

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February 20, 2008

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008 Operation Burnt Frost was successfully completed as a Standard Missile-3 was launched from the deck of the USS Lake Erie and intercepted and destroyed an errant US Spy satellite. Russia and China were … Continue reading

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