Tag Archives: games

May 11, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue and it was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion human player. … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

December 21, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913, the “New York World” Sunday edition included a crossword puzzle as an added feature of the “Fun” supplement. It was the first crossword puzzle to be published (according to the ‘New York World’) … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

November 5, 1935

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1935 – The game “Monopoly” was introduced by Parker Brothers Company, and 64 years later in 1999, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft Corporation enjoyed “monopoly power”. This was proven to … Continue reading

Posted in 1901-2000 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

August 18, 2004

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 2004 Donald Trump re-released his board game (Trump the Game) where players bid on real estate, buy big ticket money items (yachts, diamonds, toupees, expensive escorts, sports cars, airplanes and etc.) and broker billion … Continue reading

Posted in 2001-2100 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

June 27, 1358

In 1358 – the Republic of Dubrovnik was founded and lasted until 1808, when Napoleon ran over to it in his large scale game of RISK and pushed down its walls (since it was really just a City-State in present … Continue reading

Posted in 1301-1400 CE, Historical Facts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment