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April 14, 1984

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1984 the Texas Board of Education required that the state’s public school textbooks describe the evolution of human beings as “theory rather than fact”. Chim-Chim the Talking Chimpanzee was instrumental in helping the politically … Continue reading

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January 22, 1874

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1874 a patent was issued to Samuel W. Francis for the spork. On this day in 2023, Chim-Chim the Smoking Chimpanzee and his fellow Sporkist, Joel Byers, petitioned Congress to name January 22 as … Continue reading

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October 21, 2007

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2007 Surinder Singh Bajwa, the Deputy Mayor of Delhi, died from the injuries he’d received the day before when he fell from the first floor balcony of his office as he fought off a … Continue reading

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October 16, 1925

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Chim-Chim, the talking chimpanzee, hailed the school board’s decision, as he explained that weren’t any humans in his family’s woodpile. Chim-Chim was quietly asked … 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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September 6, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1992 a 35-year old man died ten weeks after receiving a transplanted baboon liver. Chim-Chim, the Smoking Chimpanzee immediately protested and said that Theodore the Belligerent Baboon had died ten weeks earlier under suspicious … Continue reading

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March 1, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1957, Kokomo, Jr., the Chimp became the ‘Today Show’ animal editor and parlayed that gig into a decades spanning career as the ‘go to’ chimp for movies and commercials. While Kokomo was universally beloved … Continue reading

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February 25, 1751

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1751, the first performing monkey was exhibited in America in New York City. For 1 cent, people could watch Manny the Monkey play a musical instrument, ride a goat while wearing a clown costume … Continue reading

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November 29, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by NASA with Enos ‘Chim-Chim’ the Chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before safely landing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Puerto … Continue reading

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November 11, 1940

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1940, the Jeep made its military debut. In 1946, the first magazine ad for “Army Jeep In A Crate for $50” made its debut on the back of comic books and Popular Mechanics. These … Continue reading

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