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June 5, 1994

On June 5, 1994, 12 year-old Vicki Van Meter took off from Maine in a Cessna 210 and flew to Scotland. She followed the route that Amelia Earhart had previously taken and became the youngest female pilot to cross the … Continue reading

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June 1, 1896

On June 1, 1896, the first recorded automobile theft happened in Paris, France. Early automobile enthusiast Baron de Zuylen’s Peugot went missing. He’d taken it to the manufacturer for repairs and the mechanic, after fixing it, drove it like he … Continue reading

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May 30, 1896

On May 30, 1896, the first automobile accident occurred in New York City. Automobilist Henry Wells of Springfield, Massachusetts struck cyclist Ebeling Thomas with his horseless carriage. Witnesses said that Wells appeared to lose control of his noisy contraption and … Continue reading

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June 18, 1928

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 Amelia Earhart completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. The pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon didn’t ask her … Continue reading

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June 6, 1933

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1933 in Camden, NJ the first drive-in movie theater opened. Nine months later the first drive-in babies were born.

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April 29, 1852

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1852 the first edition, issue, volume, publication, version of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published, printed, aired, released, circulated.

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September 6, 1952

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1952, Canadia began broadcasting TV for the first time. The first Canadian TV broadcast was on CBC TV and it was the CBC TV show “Let’s See”. “Let’s See” was a puppet show which … Continue reading

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June 14, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789, the Reverand Elijah Craig was recognized for distilling the first bourbon. It is believed that the reverend was the first person to distill whiskey from maize and the drink was called bourbon because … Continue reading

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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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December 15, 1654

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1654 a meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording daily temperature readings and used the first enclosed liquid-in-a-glass thermometer invented by Ferdinand II, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Interestingly, a meteorological office in Moscow … Continue reading

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