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June 3, 1539

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1539 Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain by landing near Tampa Bay, finding a convenient palm tree, peeing on the trunk and yelling dibs. It was a good time to be an explorer. … Continue reading

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December 16, 1924

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1924, Famed Explorer and Archeologist Hiram Bingham was elected by the state of Connecticut to serve in the US Senate, thereby forcing him to resign as Connecticut’s Governor after serving only one day in … Continue reading

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April 3, 1513

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida at 4PM close to St. Augustine. As he landed, he and his crew noticed that the older natives were happily lining up at a … Continue reading

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