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November 12, 1840

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 1840, the famous and talented sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris, France. His most widely known works of art are “The Kiss” and “The Thinker” and his least known works … Continue reading

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October 29, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1998, the oldest known copy of Archimedes’ work sold for $2 million at a New York auction. It was a diagram of a crudely drawn man holding the end of a very long lever … Continue reading

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October 4, 1927

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1927 the first actual work of carving began on the Mount Rushmore monument. Gutzom Borglum, the commissioned artist and his 400 workers began carving the faces of Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and … Continue reading

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August 21, 1911

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Peruggia, an employee of the Louvre. Vincenzo “Vinnie” Peruggia was caught two years later in 1913 as he tried to sell the painting … Continue reading

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