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February 11, 1878

On February 11, 1878, the first bicycle club was formed in the United States, the Boston Bicycle Club. Adventurous young men sporting their Eton caps, Bowler hats and Natties could be found racing their huge-wheeled penny-farthings around town and flaunting … Continue reading

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December 3, 1931

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1931 Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time. It wouldn’t be until 1975 that the famous jingle and TV ad “plop plop fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is” would be heard … Continue reading

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September 28, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1920, Dirk Fock was appointed as the Governor-General of the Netherland Indies. Teenage schoolboys worldwide celebrated at the opportunity to say that name aloud during class.

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May 14, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 scientists at Stanford University invented a working bionic eye that is powered only by focused light. It is believed that this invention could eventually restore the sight of millions of people suffering from … Continue reading

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