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June 9, 53 AD, June 9, 62 AD, June 9, 68 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! June 9 was a busy day for the Roman emperor Nero. In 53 AD he married his 14 year old stepsister and first cousin Claudia. Remember, anything they do in West Virginia and Arkansas, the … Continue reading

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May 28, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 West Virginia pastor Mark Wolford died from a snake he was handling in a church service, just like his father did years earlier. God spoke moments later and said, “Okay, you idiots. These … Continue reading

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May 14, 964

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 964 AD Pope John XII was beaten to death by a jealous husband who came home way too soon and found the Pope in bed with his wife. This was the second time a … Continue reading

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February 29, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 Davy Jones of ‘The Monkees’ died from a heart attack at age 66. Mr. Jones was a former popular singer and TV star when he became a member of the Monkees in 1966 … Continue reading

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September 10, 1977

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1977 Hamida Djandoubi became the last person in the world to be officially executed by guillotine. Djandoubi was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in France, where the execution took place. The first … Continue reading

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September 7, 1996

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1996 – Tupac Shakur and Marion “Suge” Knight were shot while in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight. Shakur died six days later. Interestingly, Tupac had released six albums before his death with … Continue reading

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October 20, 1944

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1944 a liquid gas tank in Cleveland exploded, and killed 135 people and made 3,600 others homeless. The homeless complained and demanded from the mayor and God why they couldn’t have been as lucky … Continue reading

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October 3, 1849

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1849, American author Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under very mysterious circumstances; it was the last time he was seen in public before his death. There was … Continue reading

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September 14, 1868

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1868, Tom Morris, Jr., scored golf’s first authenticated hole-in-one at Prestwick’s 8th hole in Scotland. Mr. Morris conveniently had a six foot high stack of Bibles close by, as well as his aged grandmother, … Continue reading

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September 6, 1951

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1951 on September 6, William Burroughs (1914-1997) American writer and drug addict was playing ‘William Tell” with his wife Joan Vollmer in Mexico City. They and their friends had been drinking heavily all day … Continue reading

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