Tag Archives: Boston

February 11, 1878

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1878 the first U.S. bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, was formed. This was before gears and to have a speedy, fast bike, required the front wheel (which was the pedaling wheel) to be bigger … Continue reading

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February 21, 1858

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1858, the first electric burglar alarm was installed in Boston, MA by the innovative firm of Rube, Gold, and Berg, Inc. This new technology was attached to all the windows in the house. When … Continue reading

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January 15, 1919

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1919 a 30 foot wall of molasses washed through Boston and killed 21 people. Really, a 30 foot wall of molasses washed through Boston and drowned 21 people. Apparently, there are a lot of … Continue reading

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October 26, 1934

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1934, while Washington Senators player-manager Joe Cronin was honeymooning with his wife Mildred Robertson, the niece and adopted daughter of Senators owner Clark Griffith, his contract was sold to the Boston Red Sox. Cronin … Continue reading

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August 10

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com 1859 – In Boston, MA the first milk inspectors were appointed. Six months later, James Standwich petitioned the Boston City Council and was appointed the city’s first and official ‘Teet’ Inspector. Within a week 176 … Continue reading

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November 27, 1839

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1839, the American Statistical Association was founded in Boston. 57.57% of the founding members died virgins and the other 42.43% members’ descendants eventually produced 71.8% of the actuaries and baseball statisticians alive today.

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November 1, 1848

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY!  in 1848, the first medical school for women was founded by Samuel Gregory in Boston, Massachusetts. Also on this date in 1856, the first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal was published in New York City. The … Continue reading

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September 7, 1630

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1630 The Massachussett’s town of Trimontaine was renamed Boston. The town’s pastry chefs and restaurant owners had a parade as they stormed the cobblestone streets in jubilant ecstasy. Several of the King’s soldiers were … Continue reading

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