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March 2, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789, Pennsylvania ended the prohibition of theatrical performances. Prior to this date, it was illegal to put on any kind of play (including that sinful wag Shakespeare) in Pennsylvania as the good Christians in … Continue reading

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August 9, 1980

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1980 the Belgian constitution was revised. The amendment to declare waffles as the national breakfast was rejected, while Beer was almost voted in. The opponents to the Beer for Breakfast Amendment declared that they … Continue reading

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July 31, 1703

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1703 English author Daniel Defoe was forced to stand in the pillory for offending the government and church for writing and publishing his satire “The Shortest Way With Dissenters”. Apparently the British government and … Continue reading

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December 6, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Benito Mussolini introduced a tax on bachelors in Italy, while at the same time, reducing the tax on beer, wine, and spirits. Fat, ugly Italian women rejoiced all across the land.

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