Tag Archives: Alabama

April 2, 2008

On April 2, 2008, President Bush backed Ukraine’s and Georgia’s bid to join NATO over the staunch opposition of Russia. Alabama Governor, Bob Riley, secretly sent President Bush a note that whined, “How the H E double hockey sticks is … Continue reading

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March 1, 1879

On March 1, 1879, the Library of Hawaii was founded and began providing books to the citizens of the islands. It was also on this date that the library at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (later to be … Continue reading

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February 22, 1819

On February 22, 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States via the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. No money was exchanged but the western boundaries of the United States and the Spanish Territories in the Americas were negotiated. This treaty … Continue reading

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February 12, 1733

On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe and his colonists on his ship, the ‘Anne’ landed and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia, and started the British Colony of Georgia, which was named after the English King who gave … Continue reading

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February 7, 2013

On February 7, 2013, the state of Mississippi finally, officially certified the Thirteenth Amendment, only a short 18 years after it had formally ratified it, and became the last state in the United States to do so. When the government … Continue reading

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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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