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July 27, 1940

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1940, Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon “A Wild Hare”. Mickey Mouse sent Bugs a congratulatory bouquet of chrysanthemums and roses as well as a gift box of … Continue reading

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January 6, 1952

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1952, Charles Schultz’s cartoon about a little boy and his Walter Mitty-ish dog debuted in Sunday papers across the United States. The Soviet Union immediately banned it and claimed that it was stolen from … Continue reading

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November 17, 2010

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2010 – Researchers trapped 38 anti-hydrogen atoms. It was the first time scientists had successfully trapped antimatter. The first trap was a carrot placed under a cardboard box that had one side lifted up … Continue reading

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October 10, 2001

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush presented his initial list of the 23 most wanted terrorists. The list was quickly pared down to 22 as VP Dick Cheney drew a circle around Waldo on … Continue reading

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August 19, 1950

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1950 ABC started the first Saturday morning kid show with Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch. NBC and CBS quickly realized what a cash-cow kid’s cereal commercials could be and add their own Saturday morning … Continue reading

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August 15, 1918

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1918 the first full length cartoon was shown. The Japanese watch it two years later and politely state how nice and interesting it is, but that it could use more tentacles, bondage, and kittens.

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August 9, 1944

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1944, Smokey T. Bear was awarded the job as National Spokesman for Fire Prevention. Yogi T. Bear and Felonious “Booboo” Bear stormed out of the naming ceremony in Washington, D.C., when Secretary of State … Continue reading

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July 31, 1992

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1992, Georgia joined the United Nations. Then Governor Zell Miller showed up wearing a gigantus cowboy hat, bushy fake red eyebrows, a monstrously large red mustache, and two six-shooters strapped to his waist and … Continue reading

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July 29, 1951/1961/1966/1978/1994/2020

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1951, Bob Dylan was injured in a red-wagon accident when he drove it off a cliff. His stuff pet tiger was uninjured. On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1953 Bob Dylan was injured in … Continue reading

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July 28, 1996

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1996 – Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, was discovered near Kennewick, Washington. He was found in the remains of a prehistoric car that appeared to be foot-pedaled and that had ancient … Continue reading

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