Tag Archives: Germany

April 20, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1998 the German terrorist group, Red Army Faction, announced their dissolution after 28 years of terroristic activities. When asked why they were breaking up, the leader of the Red Army Faction said, “We’re just … Continue reading

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August 31, 2011

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2011 the German city of Bonn installed a meter to tax prostitutes. The prostitutes would have to pay six euros per night and it was installed near an industrial area frequented by prostitutes and … Continue reading

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July 10, 1609

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1609 the Catholic states in Germany created the Catholic League to counteract the Protestant Union, which had been formed in 1608. One important difference between the two separate Leagues was that the Catholic League … Continue reading

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April 6th, 1983

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1983 Abelard Hattensperger was found dead and alone on his boat on Lake Biggesee, Germany. It was determined by the coroner and police that he was killed by being struck by lightning, but they’ve … Continue reading

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February 9, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992, Thomas Scholl of Germany set a world record when he yodeled 22 tones in 1 second with 15 of them being in a falsetto. Hot yodeling groupies immediately flocked to him demanded his … Continue reading

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January 12, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, nineteen European nations formally agreed to prohibit human cloning. Germany and England did not sign the accord. Germany refused because they claimed their laws were already more restrictive and any attempts to clone … Continue reading

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December 14, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, Russia was demoted from the League of Nations to the lesser arena, Association of Countries, for lackluster play and the inability to win the “Big” game. Russian Team Owner, Joseph “Man of Steel” … Continue reading

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November 17, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913, Kaiser Wilhem of Germany banned his the officers of his armed forces from dancing the tango while in uniform. He, like so many of the stodgy upper class and religious leaders of that … Continue reading

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September 12, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1938 in a speech, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia. In 2014, Alexander Putin demanded self-determination for the Russians speaking Ukrainians in the Ukraine. History does repeat itself.

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August 30, 1146

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1146, European leaders outlawed the crossbow. The NCA (The National Crossbow Association) quickly came out and protested to King Louie VII, King Stephen, and King Conrad III that if crossbows were outlawed, then only … Continue reading

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