Tag Archives: Canada

May 17, 1964

On May 17, 1964, the first Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop opened in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton. This was a big deal in Canada. It is like when the first Starbucks opened in Seattle, Washington, or, … Continue reading

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April 23, 2009

On April 23, 2009 in Canada, the Apology Act passed. This law made it illegal to assume that a Canadian was at fault for just saying, “I’m sorry” or “Sorry aboot that”. In fact, the national greeting in Canada is … Continue reading

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February 21, 1857

On February 21, 1857, the US Congress outlawed foreign currency as legal tender in the United States. Up until that time, foreign coin (especially the Spanish dollar) was allowed as legal tender throughout America, with the metal value of the … Continue reading

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May 13, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1846 the US declared war on Mexico two months after fighting began. When the US was asked why it took so long to declare war with their southern neighbor, President Polk said war is … Continue reading

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March 24, 1837

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1837 Canadia gave blacks the right to vote. Six months later they told them where the voting poll locations were. Several prominent American politicians, from both the North and the South, warned their northern … Continue reading

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March 17, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1989 a series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that shut down the power grid over large regions of Canada and caused widespread power outages that prevented literally thousands of Canadians from … Continue reading

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August 8, 1937

On this day in Twisted-History.com in Canada in 1937, it was deemed that a man had the legal right to beat his wife. A Hamilton, Ontario man had been charged with whipping his wife, but Canadian judge William McLeary dismissed … Continue reading

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July 29, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 Rapper Snoop Dogg was banned from Norway for two years. He had been caught in June for trying to bring a small amount of marijuana into the country. His lawyer stated that Mr. … Continue reading

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July 9, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993 a Toronto lawyer performed the act of accidental self-defenestration. From the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower, attorney Garry Hoy would performed the ultimate “Hey ya’ll, look at this!” moment for new … Continue reading

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January 16, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920 the 18th Amendment ‘Prohibition’ went into effect and the product, transportation, sale, and consumption of alcohol became illegal and instantly criminalized 40% of the American population and the effect of this ‘religious-based’ law … Continue reading

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