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March 8, 1894

On March 8, 1894, the first dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. This was a tiered statute, with different types of licensing for the various classes of dogs. Small dogs, such as a terrier were … Continue reading

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February 8, 1802

On February 8, 1802, American clock inventor, Simon Willard, patented the ‘Banjo Clock’. When his family, friends, and close neighbors and their cats learned about it, they eagerly lined up at his house and took turns bitch-slapping him. When he … Continue reading

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May 27, 1907

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1907 the Bubonic Plague broke out in San Francisco. Stray cats started accosting people in the street and telling them that cats were worshiped as gods in ancient Egypt and ancient Egypt never had … Continue reading

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July 11, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was published and quickly became a classic and won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961. Her cat, Mister Tiggly Wuggums, was extremely upset as he … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, in a Schrodinger’s cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light and this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another. This provides scientific … Continue reading

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January 29, 1929

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1929 the Seeing Eye Dog Organization formed in Morristown, NJ with the sole purpose of helping blind and sight-impaired people to regain much of their independence with the help of trained dogs. Both dogs … Continue reading

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November 3, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1957 the Soviet Union launched a dog into space on board Sputnik 2 and it became the first living animal to enter the Earth’s orbit. When the Russian Federal Space Agency was asked why … Continue reading

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October 24, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel and live to tell the tale. She performed this daredevil of a feat on her 63rd birthday. … Continue reading

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December 27, 1871

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1871, the world’s first cat show was held in the Crystal Palace, London, England. Several events were planned, such as “Dress Puss’ems in his Sunday Best”, “The Cat Drag” (which is similar to the … Continue reading

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November 18, 1477

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1477 – William Caxton produced “Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres,” which was the first book to be printed in England. He also later published “Silly Thinges That My Cat Hast Sayeth”. His book … Continue reading

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