Tag Archives: England

May 30, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959 the first full size hovercraft, the SR-N1, was launched and tested at Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the coast of England. According to Sir Christopher Cockerell, the designer, it remained eel … Continue reading

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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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May 20, 1958

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1958 the city of High Wycombe, England performed their annual weighing of the mayor. This custom dates back to 1678 where the mayor is weighed in full view of the public upon assuming the … Continue reading

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February 12, 1809

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1809 Scientist Charles Darwin was born in Shropshire England. His birth was not predicted by Nostradamus nor was there any comets or shooting stars observed on this date in 1809. And in direct contradiction … Continue reading

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September 11, 1997

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1997 Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England. Wales immediately tried to ride on the Scottish coattails and several Wales for the Welshmen (and attractive goats and … Continue reading

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April 8th, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, King Zog I of Albania fled the invading Italian Army and went into exile in England, taking with them large stores of gold. Zog and his family understood very well how gold could … Continue reading

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March 10, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1880 a foreign army invaded the lower 48 states for the last time. The Salvation Army formally arrived from England.

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January 12, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, nineteen European nations formally agreed to prohibit human cloning. Germany and England did not sign the accord. Germany refused because they claimed their laws were already more restrictive and any attempts to clone … Continue reading

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December 18, 1912

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1912, the discovery of the partial skull fragments of the Piltdown Man in East Sussex was announced. This controversial discovery was declared by many in the scientific community to be the missing link between … Continue reading

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November 30, 1016

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1016, Edmund Ironside, King of England died while sitting on the toilet in his castle in London, England. Unlike Elvis who died of a heart attack from extreme constipation while sitting on the toilet, … Continue reading

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