Tag Archives: Bears

April 6, 1722

On April 6, 1722, Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia ended the beard tax that he imposed back in 1698. He imposed the tax, along with other measures to modernize Russia so it could compete with the Englands, Frances, and … Continue reading

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March 21, 1962

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1962 a bear became the first creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds and it actually lived through the experience. The US Military had a fast jet called the Convair B-58 that flew at … Continue reading

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November 24, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971, Dan “D.B.” Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727 and escaped by parachuting from the plane with $200,000 in ransom money over a deep woods area of Washington state. Mr. Cooper and the vast … Continue reading

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June 28, 1859

On June 28,1859 – The first conformation dog show was held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Six years later the swimsuit competition section of the pageant was discontinued when the Welsh were caught trying to enter a shaved pig as an ‘Extemely … Continue reading

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