Tag Archives: California

February 4, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999 former child actor Gary Coleman was sentenced to a $400 fine, a suspended 90-day jail sentence, and ordered to attend 52 anger-management classes. The sentence stemmed from when Coleman assaulted autograph seeker Tracy … Continue reading

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August 18, 1985

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1985, Peter and Barbara Pan were found in their blood-soaked bed in Lake Merced, a housing development in San Francisco. Both Peter and Barabra had been shot in the head. Peter Pan (66), an … Continue reading

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February 22, 1923

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1923, the first successful chinchilla farm opened in Los Angeles, CA. It was the first farm of its kind in the US as the chinchilla had proven hard to transplant from its native Andes … Continue reading

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October 22, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 Chester Carlson was able to demonstrate and use successfully his dry copying paper method. Thus was the born the beginning of the Xerox copying machine. Alas, it would be twenty-four years before Enos … Continue reading

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October 13, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1987, in San Diego, CA, the US Navy use dolphins as a military aid for the first time. The dolphins, Steve and Larry, where used to detect underwater mines and swimmers and report back … Continue reading

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May 18, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, CA. She reappeared a month later with the claim that she had been kidnapped. It was believed by the police that Mrs. … Continue reading

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April 19, 1852

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1852 the California Historical Society was founded. This was interesting as California was not admitted as a state until 1850. The founders admitted that it was easier to start early and get a handle … Continue reading

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October 7, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place to finish his term. Arnold was also re-elected for a second term. All women named Sarah … Continue reading

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