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September 11, 1609

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1609 – Explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and discovered Manhattan Island and the Hudson River. The Lenape Indians (also called the Delaware Indians) were a little surprised to learn that Hudson … Continue reading

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September 8, 1966

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1966, Star Trek premiered on TV, and the term Trekkie was born. Finally, adolescent teenage boys could put their train sets away and watch space travel with scantily dressed women in mini-skirts and go-go … Continue reading

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August 30, 1831

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1831, Charles “The Chuckster” Darwin refused to travel on the HMS Beagle, and screamed that his contract demanded that his state-room have a tin filled with only the green M&Ms, a plushy tortoise throw … Continue reading

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July 8, 1947

On this date in 1947, Thor Heyerdahl, adventurer and captain of the balsa-wood raft the “Kon-Tiki” was floating on the Pacific ocean when news of a “space-ship crash” at Roswell, New Mexico was broadcasted. Unbeknownst to the rest of the … Continue reading

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