Tag Archives: Alabama

July 11, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was published and quickly became a classic and won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961. Her cat, Mister Tiggly Wuggums, was extremely upset as he … Continue reading

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January 19, 1861

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. The reason it gave was that all the other cool states were doing it and that Abraham Lincoln wasn’t its real father, George Washington was its real father. … Continue reading

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December 19, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959, Penn State’s Nittany Lions defeated Alabama 7-0 in the first Liberty Bowl football game. It should be noted that no little boys were touched before, during, or after the game by any of … Continue reading

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April 4, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 – Arizona Governor Evan Mecham was voted out of office by the Arizona Senate. Mecham was found guilty of diverting state funds to his auto business and of trying to impede an investigation … Continue reading

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February 14, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2003 in Madrid, Spain a ceramic plate with a bullfighting motif painted by Pablo Picasso in 1949 was stolen from an art show. The plate was appraised at $12,400. When Alabamians learned of this … Continue reading

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December 31, 1841

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1841, the state of Alabama enacted the first legislation that regulated dental practices in the U.S., and required state medical boards to administer examination and issue licenses using the same rules and restrictions as … Continue reading

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December 10, 1817

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1817, Mississippi was finally admitted to the Union as the 20th American state. The citizens of Alabama rejoiced and their state motto of “Thank God for Mississippi” was born.

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November 3, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY!  in 1998, Minnesota voters elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former pro wrestler as their governor. The states of Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Louisiana promptly had new elections and tried to elect Ric “Nature … Continue reading

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