On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 Brown University released a study that showed that breast milk boosted brain development by 30% compared to babies who were fed formula. The study also stated that if people waited until they were 30, it was too late. In fact, breast feeding anyone over the age of 12 was just creepy.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1933 in Camden, NJ the first drive-in movie theater opened. Nine months later the first drive-in babies were born.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1827, Athens fell to the Ottomans, who ruled Athens until the Credenzas invaded in the 1880s. The Credenzas ruled in a wooden fashion for many years and they kept many secrets locked away as they believed in compartmentalizing everything. It wasn’t until the Ikeans came to power in the 1950s that Athens finally experienced freedom and the ability to insert peg B into slot A.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008, a Japanese space lab successfully attached to the International Space Station. The billion dollar laboratory was delivered by the shuttle Discovery. Once attached, the space lab could also transform the Space Station into an RX-78-2 Gundam to help in Earth’s secret war against the Principality of Zeon.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1539 Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain by landing near Tampa Bay, finding a convenient palm tree, peeing on the trunk and yelling dibs. It was a good time to be an explorer.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1924, all Native Americans living and born in the United States were granted US citizenship by the US Congress whether they wanted it or not.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow. Premier Kosygin was very unapologetic as he was heard to say, “Wiretaps? Of course there are wiretaps on their phones. There are bugs in their radios. Even the hookers they hire are reporting back to us. Do you know how many of the American diplomats need to be spanked by a domineering woman? I do. And the Americans are making a big deal out of wiretaps. They should be more concerned with the hidden cameras.”
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1880, Sunabdha Kumariratana, the Royal Princess of Thailand was on her way to the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace being carried by the Royal Boat when it capsized and threw her and other members of the Royal Family into the water. Sunabdha drowned even though there were many onlookers who observed the boat sinking and saw the Princess struggling and drowning. The reason why no one would help her was because of they were forbidden on pain of death to touch her, even to save her life.
On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959 the first full size hovercraft, the SR-N1, was launched and tested at Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England. According to Sir Christopher Cockerell, the designer, it remained eel free during the entire test.