Tag Archives: England

November 19, 1095

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1095 AD, Pope Urban II called the Council of Clermont, which had the purpose of organizing the First Crusade to free Jerusalem and the Holy Lands from the Islam Menace. Pope Urban II told … Continue reading

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August 30, 1146

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1146, European leaders outlawed the crossbow. The NCA (The National Crossbow Association) quickly came out and protested to King Louie VII, King Stephen, and King Conrad III that if crossbows were outlawed, then only … Continue reading

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August 28, 2004

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2004, George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to successfully swim the English Channel. The swim from Dover, England, to Sangatte, France, took him 15 hours and 59 minutes. In contrast, the … Continue reading

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July 21, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1959 U.S. District Court Judge Frederick van Pelt Bryan of New York City ruled that “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was not a dirty book. In point of fact, the book had no pictures whatsoever and … Continue reading

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June 7, 1557

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1557, England declared war on France. France sighed and said, “Again? Declare and win one war in 1066 and the English never let you forget it.”

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December 24, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 a 100 pound meteorite broke apart and crashed over Barwell, Leicestershire, England. No one was injured, no strange plant became sentient, no mutations of children were noticed, and no weird diseases developed. Barwell, … Continue reading

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July 10, 1212

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! July 10th, 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. Henry Fitz-Ailwin de Londonestone First Mayor of London was finally let go after twenty-four consecutive … Continue reading

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