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March 17, 1966

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1966 a U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. On January 17, 1966, a USAF B-52 bomber collided with a flying tanker during a mid-air refueling mission … Continue reading

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February 18, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930 Elm Farm’s Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. Elm Farm’s Ollie also became the first cow to defecate in an airplane. Elm Farm’s Ollie’s cow poop became the first … Continue reading

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January 10, 1911

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1911, Major Jimmie Erickson took the first photographs from an airplane while flying over San Diego, CA. The first photograph was of the city itself, but he convinced his pilot to fly lower and … Continue reading

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November 28, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922, Captain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force performed the first public exhibition of skywriting over New York’s Times Square. He was going to spell out, “For an extraordinary social engagement, please contact … Continue reading

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November 24, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971, Dan “D.B.” Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727 and escaped by parachuting from the plane with $200,000 in ransom money over a deep woods area of Washington state. Mr. Cooper and the vast … Continue reading

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October 9,1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1959, the first telephone call was made between a car and an airplane. Contrary to popular belief, the driver did not order a pepperoni pizza; it was a plain thin crust cheese pizza.

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