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January 26, 1784

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1784, in a letter to his daughter, Sarah Franklin Bache, Benjamin Franklin expressed his unhappiness over the Bald Eagle being chosen as the symbol of America. He wanted the American Wild Turkey to be … Continue reading

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October 31, 1815

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1815 Sir Humprey Davy of London patented the miner’s safety lamp. His subsequent invention of the miner’s canary hat proved less useful. The miners complained that the canary cage section of the helmet stuck … Continue reading

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