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October 21, 1918

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1918, Margaret Owen set a speed typing record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter. Chim-Chim the Typing Chimpanzee was noticeable upset and tried to file a written protest. Unfortunately, he would … Continue reading

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October 20, 1873

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1873 Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum opened a hippodrome in New York City and disappointed thousand of school age boys who thought it was going to be a 30 foot tall mechanical hippopotamus that would … Continue reading

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August 28, 1845

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1845 Scientific American published its first issue and the lead story was “Improving Rail-Road Cars”. It quickly became a well respected magazine in the scientific community due to printing articles about space research, botany … Continue reading

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July 21, 1925

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1925 – The “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. Tennessee state senators, representatives and religious leaders with a … Continue reading

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July 14, 1960

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! On July 14, 1960 – Jane Goodall arrived at the Gombe Stream Reserve in present-day Tanzania and began her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild. The native chimpanzees were understandably upset at the feared … Continue reading

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