Monthly Archives: January 2019

January 22, 1879

On January 22, 1879, James Shields was elected as the US Senator from Missouri. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois (1849-1855), as well as Minnesota (1858-1859). He is the only person to ever serve as a US Senator … Continue reading

Posted in 1801-1900 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

YouTube Channel

The Twisted-History YouTube channel posts daily videos. Subscribe now, so you don’t miss out!

Posted in Announcements | Tagged , | Leave a comment

January 21, 1960

On January 21, 1960, the Little Joe 1B was launched from Wallops Island, Virginia. The Little Joe 1B was a launch escape system (LES) test of the Mercury spacecraft. The only passenger was a female rhesus monkey named Miss Sam. … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 20, 1982

On January 20, 1982, Heavy Metal Rock God, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a dead bat while giving a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. The deceased, rancid corpse of the rodent was tossed on the stage during the concert, … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

January 19, 1810

On January 19, 1810, the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire experienced its greatest drop in temperature ever recorded. On Thursday afternoon, January 18, it was a balmy 48 degrees Fahrenheit. By daybreak on Friday morning, January 19, 1810, the temperature … Continue reading

Posted in 1801-1900 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 18, 1644

On January 18, 1644, the first documented case of a USO/UFO (Unidentified Submerged Object/Unindentified Flying Object) was made. John Winthrop’s, the Governor of Massachusetts, diary had an entry detailing the event. In it, he stated that three men in a … Continue reading

Posted in 1601-1700 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 17, 1984

On January 17, 1984, the US Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing did not violate federal copyright laws, thereby preventing every current and future American from becoming a felon. … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 16, 1945

On January 16, 1945, Adolf Hitler and his posse move into his underground bunker, called the Fuhrerbunker, over his protests. He wanted to move into his Fuhrerbaumhaus and institute a no girls policy. His wife, Eva Braun protested and put … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

January 15, 1899

On January 15, 1899, Edwin Markham’s seminal poem. “The Man With a Hoe” was published for the first time in the San Francisco Examiner. The poem was inspired by Jean-Francois Millet’s painting “L’homme a la houe”, which depicted a weary, … Continue reading

Posted in 1801-1900 CE, 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 14, 1911

On January 14, 1911, Roald Amundsen’s polar expedition landed upon the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions and was the leader of the first team to reach the South Pole in December 1911. … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment