Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 27, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the US launched Seasat, an experimental ocean surveillance satellite. Each day Seasat makes 14 orbits of Earth and in 36 hours is able to monitor nearly 96% of the oceanic surface. The satellite’s … Continue reading

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June 26, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992 the Supreme Court ruled that fund soliciting can be banned at airports. Religious organizations such as the Hari Krishnas and organized crime rings like the Girls Scouts protested this decision as the Krishnas … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft returned to Earth after China’s crew completed its 15 day mission, which was the country’s fifth man spaceflight. China reported that once again, they were unable to located Wan … Continue reading

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June 24, 1947

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1947 Kenneth Arnold reported seeing flying saucers over Mt. Rainier, Washington. He also said that he did not see Bigfoot, beavcoons, la chupacabra, or leprechauns. He did say that with all the drinking he … Continue reading

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June 23, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926 the first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA. One person would silently mouth a phrase and another person from a distance would then have to correctly repeat what they … Continue reading

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June 22, 1847

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1847, Hanson Gregory, created the first ring-shaped doughnut which had a hole in the center. The British have tried through out the years to take credit away from Mr. Gregory and his brilliant insight … Continue reading

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June 21, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1974 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence. They also decided that telling kids that the reason why 1st grade teacher Mrs. Kellen’s … Continue reading

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June 20, 1909

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1909 artist Roger Burham and his bride author Eleanor Waring have their honeymoon in a balloon for 3 and ½ hours at Holbrook, Mass.

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June 19, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the world’s longest sausage was created in London and it measured in at 13 miles long. Both Texas and Australia complained and said that they weren’t even given a chance to compete and … Continue reading

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June 18, 1928

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 Amelia Earhart completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. The pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon didn’t ask her … Continue reading

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