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May 9, 1671

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1671 Thomas “Captain” Blood attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Thomas Blood and his accomplices had the Crown Jewels in their possession when they were nicked at the gate … Continue reading

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April 21, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1963 the Beatles met the Rolling Stones for the 1st time. While it was decided that any of the Beatles could take Mick Jagger in a fight, fair or unfair, the rest of the … Continue reading

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April 18, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1930 the BBC Radio announced that there was no news for that day. The entire radio broadcasts consisted of the following statement: “Today is Good Friday. There is no news.”

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February 26, 1995

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1995 the oldest investment institution in Britain collapse after one of their traders, Nick Leeson of the Singapore branch, lost over $1.5 billion dollars on futures trading. Mr. Leeson was using the bank’s money … Continue reading

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February 15, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971 on what became known as the “Decimal Day” in the United Kingdom, the British currency was brought onto the base 10 system. Before this date one British pound was made up of 240 … Continue reading

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February 10, 1840

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha. Queen Victoria was a carrier of the hemophilia gene, from which the ‘bleeding’ disease appeared among a number of the nine children … Continue reading

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February 3, 2015

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2015 the British House of Commons voted to approve letting scientists create babies from the DNA of three people. Dolly III, the grand-ewe of the original Dolly the Sheep, approved of allowing this scientific … Continue reading

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July 16, 1439

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1439 the Parliament of King Henry VI banned kissing. The was in response to a particularly virulent infection that was being spread and after having determined that evil spirits, the evil eye, and smoke-free … Continue reading

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March 22, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906 France lost the first ever rugby game played against Britain and the Brits have never let them forget it.

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March 1, 1784

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1784, E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain. He didn’t try and teach how to make the traditional Steak and Kidney pie, the blood puddings, bangers and mash, bubble and squeak, … Continue reading

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