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August 7, 2014

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the first North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) was held in New York City. This was a tournament which had computer compete against computer to determine the eventually electronic winner. No humans were … Continue reading

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November 23, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1963, “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series debuted in England. American geeks and nerds begin watching it on PBS in the 1970s as a substitute for sex and social interaction. Tom Baker instantly … Continue reading

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September 8, 1966

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1966, Star Trek premiered on TV, and the term Trekkie was born. Finally, adolescent teenage boys could put their train sets away and watch space travel with scantily dressed women in mini-skirts and go-go … Continue reading

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