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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. Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites / BookmarksAskbackflipblinklistBlogBookmarkBloglinesBlogMarksBlogsvineBuddyMarksBUMPzee!CiteULikeConnoteadel.icio.usDiggdiigoDotNetKicksDropJackdzoneFacebookFarkFavesFriendsitefolkd.comFurlGoogleJamespotJeqqKaboodlekirtsylinkaGoGoLinkedInMa.gnoliaMister WongMixxMySpaceNetvouzNewsvineoneviewOnlyWirePlugIMPropellerRedditSegnaloShoutwireSimpySlashdotSurphaceSphinnSpurlSquidooStumbleUponTechnoratiThisNextTwitterWebrideWindows LiveYahoo!Email This … 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 6, 1994

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1994, Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and clubbed on her right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detriot, Michigan. Four men, including her chief rival’s husband, Jeff Gillooly were later sentenced … Continue reading

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November 12, 1840

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 1840, the famous and talented sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris, France. His most widely known works of art are “The Kiss” and “The Thinker” and his least known works … Continue reading

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October 25, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920, King Alexander I of Greece died of blood poisoning after being bitten by his pet monkey, Zeus. Zeus was put on trial and found “not guilty” based on the fact that he was … Continue reading

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October 23, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1987 France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island in the South Pacific and the US performed one at the Nevada Test Site. While the US bomb explosion was of course bigger and packed … Continue reading

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October 14, 1066

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1066, William the Conqueror, and his French army, proved victorious at the Battle of Hastings and conquered England, thereby earning the sobriquet “The Conqueror”. Before the Battle of Hastings he was just known as … Continue reading

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May 21, 1790

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1790 Paris, France was divided into 48 zones. When the French monarchy was reminded that Paris was a huge tourist destination and that at least one zone should be tourist-friendly, King Louis XVI said, … Continue reading

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March 20, 1792

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1792 the French Legislative Assembly approved the use of the guillotine as a quick and humane method of dealing with convicted murders, rapists, and kidnappers. It was stated that the guillotine would be used … Continue reading

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February 11, 1858

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1858 a French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary near Lourdes. Her friend, Francois D’egnle, said that was exceedingly strange, as virgins had not been spotted near … Continue reading

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