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May 29, 1660

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English Throne after the Puritan Commonwealth was overthrown by the people of England. Oliver Cromwell took over England in 1649 and instituted a very religious, dour government … Continue reading

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February 24, 1956

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1956 the city of Cleveland invoked a 1931 law that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public without an adult guardian. Twenty-five years later in 1981, the same people who … Continue reading

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January 4, 1936

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1936, the first pop music chart based on national sales was published by ‘Billboard’ magazine. Parents of teenage children immediately began complaining about the loud ‘Big Band’ music being played on the radio and … Continue reading

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November 17, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913, Kaiser Wilhem of Germany banned his the officers of his armed forces from dancing the tango while in uniform. He, like so many of the stodgy upper class and religious leaders of that … Continue reading

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November 11, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974 Samuel Ting of MIT and Burton Richter of the Brookhaven National Laboratory announced in separate news conferences the discovery of the J/Psi meson, a heretofore undiscovered subatomic particle. Ting and Richter decided to … Continue reading

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August 26, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1973 the University of Texas (Arlington) became the first accredited school to offer a college course on belly dancing. Not basket weaving, but belly dancing. Bless their hearts.

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May 29, 1660

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English throne after the short lived Puritan Commonwealth. The people of England decided that a life of Puritan values as the law of the land was a … Continue reading

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April 13, 1808 and 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1808  William “Juda” Henry Lane perfected the tap dance.  One hundred and sixty-two years later in 1970, Sandra “Foxy” Ellenbrook perfected the lap dance at the Kitty-Kat Club on the Upper Eastside in Chicago, … Continue reading

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