Tag Archives: guns

May 15, 1718

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1718 the first machine gun was patented by James Puckle and he named it the Puckle Gun. The prototype was tested and it was able to fire 63 rounds in seven minutes at a … Continue reading

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February 11, 2006

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2006, while Vice President Dick Cheney was quail hunting in Texas he accidentally shot his acquaintance, attorney Harry Whittington, in the face, neck, and torso, after mistaking him for a quail. Mr. Whittington subsequently … Continue reading

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December 22, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, seventeen year old Gloria Jacobs became the first girl to hold a world pistol record when she shot 299 out of 300 possible points. Her boyfriend was seen to sweat and twitch as … Continue reading

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April 16, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922 Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row and set the women’s record. When asked how she was able to do it, she explained that she imagined that the clay targets were … Continue reading

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