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May 27, 1907

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1907 the Bubonic Plague broke out in San Francisco. Stray cats started accosting people in the street and telling them that cats were worshiped as gods in ancient Egypt and ancient Egypt never had … Continue reading

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August 6, 1935

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1935 in Hollywood, CA, Dr. Ralph Willard proved cryogenics possible after he successfully froze and resuscitated a monkey named Jekal and brought him back to life. He had previously frozen and thawed several guinea … Continue reading

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July 11, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was published and quickly became a classic and won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961. Her cat, Mister Tiggly Wuggums, was extremely upset as he … Continue reading

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June 30, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 the US Supreme Court ruled that states could ban homosexual acts. In a 5-4 vote in “Bowers vs. Hardwick” the Court held that homosexual acts were not protected by the right to privacy. … Continue reading

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June 8, 1947

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1947 the “Lassie Show” debuted on ABC radio as a 15-minute show. Unfortunately, at no time during the show’s run on radio and two years later after it transferred to TV did Timmy ever … Continue reading

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January 29, 1929

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1929 the Seeing Eye Dog Organization formed in Morristown, NJ with the sole purpose of helping blind and sight-impaired people to regain much of their independence with the help of trained dogs. Both dogs … Continue reading

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January 5, 1956

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1956, Snoopy of Peanuts fame walked on two legs for the first time, proving once and for all that evolution was a fact. The John Birch Society immediately branded Charles Schultz a communist and … Continue reading

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November 3, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1957 the Soviet Union launched a dog into space on board Sputnik 2 and it became the first living animal to enter the Earth’s orbit. When the Russian Federal Space Agency was asked why … Continue reading

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April 25, 1928

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 a seeing eye dog was used for the very first time. In 1968, Thomas “Hot-Rod” Rodson paid $250,000 to have his seeing eye dog trained to identify young attractive women and alert him … Continue reading

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