Tag Archives: Early US History

September 17, 1796

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1796, the first U.S. President George Washington’s Farewell Address was read before the U.S. Congress. Contrary to popular belief, the first rough draft did not include the phrase “and you won’t have old Georgie … Continue reading

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June 23, 1683

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1683 William Penn signed a friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. Friendship rings were exchanged and a sleep-over party was planned, but it was cancelled at the last minute when William … Continue reading

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May 22, 1761

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1761 in Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in the U.S. by the Presbyterian Ministers’ Fund. The second one was also issued that day insuring the life of Minister Isaac Trumbull. Three … Continue reading

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April 24, 1800

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1800 the Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation. The third book purchased by the library was the ‘Necronomicon’ and it was subsequently transferred in 1943 to a secret vault that was … Continue reading

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April 21, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789 John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President, but it wasn’t until Thomas Jefferson served as the second Vice President that sex and shenanigans were added to the official duties … Continue reading

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April 8, 1513

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1513 explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain. He also established jean shorts and wife-beater t-shirts as the official formalwear for the territory.

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