Tag Archives: alcohol

June 2, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 – Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law that prohibited alcohol. The state of New Hampshire and the country Canada quickly set up businesses and stores just across the state … Continue reading

Posted in 1801-1900 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

April 3, 1933

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1933, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt informed newspaper reporters that 3.2 percent beer would be served at the White House following President Roosevelt’s signing into law the 3.2 beer law that repealed the Volsted Act. … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

March 28, 1865

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1865 outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York and banned “painting on stones, rocks and trees” as a means to tell others about your business or business opportunities. The writing on a bathroom … Continue reading

Posted in 1801-1900 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

March 8, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 1618, Johann Kepler discovered his third Law of Planetary Motion, which state that the square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis … Continue reading

Posted in 1601-1700 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

February 27, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland and almost overnight SHDS (sudden husband death syndrome) was cured. This medical oddity seemed to happen primarily in Ireland and would occur when a husband would come home … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

February 12, 2004

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2004, Mattel announced that the long running relationship of “Barbie” and “Ken” was ending. The couple had met on the set of their first TV commercial in 1961 and had dated over forty years … Continue reading

Posted in 2001-2100 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

February 5, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982 David Grundman and his roommate James Joseph Suchochi were in the Arizona desert west of Lake Pleasant and engaged in the red-neck sport of cactus plugging. Cactus plugging consisted of using various firearms … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 16, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920 the 18th Amendment ‘Prohibition’ went into effect and the product, transportation, sale, and consumption of alcohol became illegal and instantly criminalized 40% of the American population and the effect of this ‘religious-based’ law … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

November 24, 1995

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1995 Ireland voted to end the 70 year old ban on divorces (50.28% to 49.72%). 71% of the men who voted to keep the ban said that if they were allowed to divorce and … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

November 23, 1921

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1921, President Harding signed the Willis Campell Act which forbid doctors from prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment