Tag Archives: crime and punishment

March 18, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992, Leona Hemsly “The Queen of Mean” was sentenced to 4 years in prison for tax evasion. She was quoted as saying ‘I don’t pay taxes, only the little people pay taxes.” She should … Continue reading

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October 29, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982 independent car manufacturer John Delorean was indicted for drug trafficking. He was later acquitted when Judge Emmitt Brown found that the federal agents and their informant, Biff Tannen, entrapped DeLorean into the drug … Continue reading

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September 20, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the Jim Morrison, the lead singer of the rock group The Doors, pled guilty to the charges of indecent exposure and profanity for his antics at a concert in Miami, Florida. He claimed … Continue reading

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July 26th, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1775 a postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States and Benjamin Franklin was named the first Postmaster General. Eleven days later Edward Charles Teach of Philadelphia claimed his … Continue reading

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July 20, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991 Boxer Mike Tyson was accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant. His defense was that it couldn’t be rape, because first, he’s Mike Tyson, and second, he was pretty sure one person … Continue reading

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May 25, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895 Oscar Wilde, a playwright, poet and novelist, was convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to prison in London. The Marquess of Queensbury accused him of being a homosexual and Oscar Wilde countersued … Continue reading

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March 24, 1911

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1911 the Danish penal code was reformed to abolished corporal punishment. In Copenhagen, a booming underground spanking trade immediately sprang up as the men who had been committing minor crimes to experience the ‘punishment’ … Continue reading

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March 20, 1792

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1792 the French Legislative Assembly approved the use of the guillotine as a quick and humane method of dealing with convicted murders, rapists, and kidnappers. It was stated that the guillotine would be used … Continue reading

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