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May 3, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1978 the first spam e-mail was sent by Digital Equipment Corporation salesman Gary Thuerk to all the 400 unsuspecting users of the ARPANET. To this day, like a true saleman (asshole), Gary Thuerk doesn’t … Continue reading

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March 27, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate UFO Cult committed mass suicide as they tried to ascend to the UFO they believed was riding in the tail of the Hale-Bopp comet. 28 years later, … Continue reading

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November 9th, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, the government of Wales conducted a survey of businessmen and consumers which showed strong support for the country to have it’s very own top-level domain name. In an online poll to determine the … Continue reading

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June 26, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that made it illegal to distribute indecent material on the ‘Internet’ and once again, the ‘Porn’ flowed like water through the … Continue reading

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March 6, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997  Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site. To the relief of millions, it was porn free.

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