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February 19, 1700

February 19, 1700, was the last day of usage in Denmark of the Julian Calendar, as it was adapting to the cool, new Gregorian calendar that all the rich kid nations, like England, Spain and France were using. Why did … Continue reading

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April 3, 2015

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2015 France outlawed the hiring of models who do not meet the new Body Mass Index (BMI) minimums for a certain period before and during a modeling job. In others words, they have to … Continue reading

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September 10, 1977

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1977 Hamida Djandoubi became the last person in the world to be officially executed by guillotine. Djandoubi was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in France, where the execution took place. The first … Continue reading

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September 5, 1900

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1900 France proclaimed a protectorate over Chad. France later also tried to proclaim a protectorate of Stephen, Charles, William, Amy, Beth, and Dana. Stephen, Charles, William, Amy, Beth, and Dana weren’t having none of … Continue reading

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June 15, 1667

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1667, Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully documented human blood transfusion. He transferred twelve ounces of sheep’s blood into a 15-year old French boy. To prepare the boy for the transfusion he was … Continue reading

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March 11, 1810

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1810 the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. The wedding took place at the parish church of the Hofburg in Vienna. Since the Emperor couldn’t make the … Continue reading

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March 6, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012,Niclas Sarkozy, the President of France announced a plan to cut immigration to France by at least 50%. He explained that if the French people would just be rude to tourists, especially Americans, Australians, … Continue reading

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January 28, 1393

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1393, The “Ball of Burning Men” was a masquerade ball held in Paris, in which the King of France, Charles VI, almost died. It was held by Queen Isabeau to celebrate the third marriage … Continue reading

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December 4, 1977

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1977, Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowned himself ruler of the Central African Empire in a ceremony that was believed to cost more than $20 million dollars ($100 million in today’s dollars). Before he became emperor of … Continue reading

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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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