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June 21, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1974 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence. They also decided that telling kids that the reason why 1st grade teacher Mrs. Kellen’s … Continue reading

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May 29, 1660

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English Throne after the Puritan Commonwealth was overthrown by the people of England. Oliver Cromwell took over England in 1649 and instituted a very religious, dour government … Continue reading

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May 26, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930, the US Supreme Court ruled that buying liquor does not violate the Constitution.

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May 7, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in1789 the first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City and most considered it a rousing success, except for when Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson started drinking and singing. Martha Washington screamed … Continue reading

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April 15, 1738

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1738 the first true bottle opener was used and April 15th, 1738 has been named as its invention day. This is useful as prior to the bottle opener to get at the alcohol goodness … Continue reading

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March 26, 2006

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2006 smoking was banned in bars and restaurants in Scotland. Drinking and cursing the government in the quaint and endearing Gaelic brogue is still allowed and encouraged.

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September 4, 1998

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1998 while in Ireland, U.S. President Clinton said the words “I’m sorry” for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible. The Irish were quick to ask … Continue reading

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August 22, 1990

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1990 angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. They would shout slogans for 5 minutes and then sit down and rest for an hour. They did that for … Continue reading

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June 14, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789, the Reverand Elijah Craig was recognized for distilling the first bourbon. It is believed that the reverend was the first person to distill whiskey from maize and the drink was called bourbon because … Continue reading

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June 4, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974 the Cleveland Indians thought “Ten Cent Beer Night” would be a way to put fans in the seats. It did. It also brought them out of the seats and many acts of inappropriate … Continue reading

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