Tag Archives: elections

April 16, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2011 Nigeria finally held a presidential election and Goodluck Jonathan was elected. Immediate and widespread violence was reported in the northern part of the country. Due to the unpopularity of Goodluck Jonathan, the administration … Continue reading

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March 27, 1829

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1829, President Andrew Jackson appointed John Eaton as his Secretary of War. This proved to be a huge mistake as the rumor mill maintained by the matrons of Washington went into overdrive. Eaton was … Continue reading

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February 22, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 the opposition party in Djibouti decided to join the election, thereby ending a ten year boycott. Opposition parties banded together to campaign in the parliamentary elections and were able to participate largely unhindered. … Continue reading

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March 29, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 the first federal elections were held in Australia. Two kangaroos and one koala bear won seats in the House of Representatives and Senate, but no women or indigenous people were elected or even … Continue reading

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October 7, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place to finish his term. Arnold was also re-elected for a second term. All women named Sarah … Continue reading

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September 24, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1969 Ton Duc Thang was elected president of North Vietnam. He immediately appointed his cousins Nott Doina Thang and Wylde Thang as Ministers of Labor and Tourism.

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August 24, 2006

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2006, the member planets of the Solar System were called together to vote on the membership applications of Ceres, Makemake, and Eris. The planet Mercury was enthusiastic in its pleading to allow the three … Continue reading

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