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October 15, 1520

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1520, King Henry VIII of England signed the orders to have bowling lanes installed at his Whitehall residence. This was back when Henry was still a young man, tall and very athletic. In fact, … Continue reading

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May 12, 1950

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1950 the American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years. It was proven to them repeatedly that white women from Minnesota and Wisconsin could drink beer and continue bowling as … Continue reading

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January 8, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901, the first tournament sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress was held in Chicago, IL. The ‘rule’ of taking a drink every time your team made a strike was unanimously adopted without any debate.

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