Tag Archives: George Washington

May 7, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in1789 the first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City and most considered it a rousing success, except for when Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson started drinking and singing. Martha Washington screamed … Continue reading

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January 19, 1861

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. The reason it gave was that all the other cool states were doing it and that Abraham Lincoln wasn’t its real father, George Washington was its real father. … Continue reading

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September 17, 1796

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1796, the first U.S. President George Washington’s Farewell Address was read before the U.S. Congress. Contrary to popular belief, the first rough draft did not include the phrase “and you won’t have old Georgie … Continue reading

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August 4, 1753 and 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1753 George Washington became a Master Mason. Also on this date in 1930, Author Zane Grey earned the title of Master Baiter as he used a threadfin herring to hook and land a 1,040 … Continue reading

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