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July 31, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1989 the Game Boy handheld video game device was released in the U.S. Unknown to most Americans, the Nintendo Game Boy was a long-term strategy by the Japanese to reduce the American youth to … Continue reading

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April 5th, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1987, the FOX TV Show “Married….With Children” aired for the first time and the phrase “Don’t Bundy That Book” entered the American lexicon.

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December 29, 1813

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1813 during the War of 1812, the British burned Buffalo, NY. The citizens of Buffalo weren’t too upset, as they have been known to set fire to their own neighbors’ homes just to stay … Continue reading

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July 4, 1845

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1845 American writer Henry David Thoreau began his two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond, near Concord, MA. One hundred and sixty-eight years later, his great-great-great-great-great-grandnephew, Nathan Joshua Thoreau decided to continue Thoreau’s … Continue reading

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April 14, 1828

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1828 the first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary was published under the name “American Dictionary of the English Language.” The English ridiculed Mr. Webster’s countrified little work and joked that he didn’t even spell … Continue reading

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January 18, 1733

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1733, the first polar bear was exhibited in the American city of Boston. When asked what polar bears ate, the handler said ‘drunk Irishmen’. The bear gained sixty-three pounds before it was taken Hartford, … Continue reading

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December 19, 1887

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1887 Jake Kilrain and Jim Smith fought in a bare knuckles fight that lasted 106 rounds. At that time, a round lasted until one fighter was knocked down, and the fight lasted until one … Continue reading

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November 26, 1975

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1975, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, CA for trying to assassinate US President Gerald Ford on September 5th. While President Ford was relieved that Ms. Fromme was … Continue reading

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October 5, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1969, Monty Python’s Flying Circus began airing on the BBC. Spam, spam, spam, and eggs instantly becomes funnier overnight in London, but it takes America 11 more years before they’re allowed to hear and … Continue reading

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September 26, 2010

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2010 Georgia changed it second language to English with Merican officially recognized as its first. Many of the esteemed Georgian representatives and state senators were interviewed and asked why this had to been done … Continue reading

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