Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 31, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, Whitcomb L. Judsen of Chicago, Illinois was issued a US patent (No. 557,207) for a hookless fastener based on a slider. His original idea was designed to allow shoes to be fastened instead … Continue reading

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March 30, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2011 the Experian Credit Reporting Agency reported that the economic recovery for Wales was much slower than the rest of the UK, stating that Wales only had a 1.6% growth per year over the … Continue reading

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March 29, 1929

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1929 the Oval Office had its first telephone installed. The White House, though, had telephones installed since 1878. On March 29, 1929, Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon received a call at his work … Continue reading

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March 28, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1930, Constantinople changed its name to Istanbul, and that’s nobody’s business but the Turks.

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March 27, 1829

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1829, President Andrew Jackson appointed John Eaton as his Secretary of War. This proved to be a huge mistake as the rumor mill maintained by the matrons of Washington went into overdrive. Eaton was … Continue reading

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March 26, 2006

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2006 smoking was banned in bars and restaurants in Scotland. Drinking and cursing the government in the quaint and endearing Gaelic brogue is still allowed and encouraged.

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March 25, 1966

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1966 the US Supreme Court ruled that a “poll” tax was unconstitutional. 22 years later, the male majority of the Supreme Court Justices ruled that “pole” dancing was constitutional as a “Freedom of Expression.”

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March 24, 1837

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1837 Canadia gave blacks the right to vote. Six months later they told them where the voting poll locations were. Several prominent American politicians, from both the North and the South, warned their northern … Continue reading

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March 23, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1989 two Utah scientists, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, reported that they had produced fusion at room temperature, which is the Holy Grail of energy production. Nuclear fusion normally happens inside the cores of … Continue reading

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March 22, 1907

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1907 in Paris it was reported that male cab drivers were dressing as women to attract riders. Those who shaved every day were found to make more money.

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