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November 27, 1701

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1701, Anders Celsius was born in Uppsala, Sweden. He turned out to be an inquisitive young man interested in scientific pursuits and built the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1740, the oldest observatory in Sweden. … Continue reading

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November 4, 1879

November 4, 2014 On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1879, James Ritty patented the first cash register. He did so to combat the stealing his bartenders were doing in his Dayton, Ohio saloon. The bartenders quickly learned the trick of … Continue reading

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October 31, 1815

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1815 Sir Humprey Davy of London patented the miner’s safety lamp. His subsequent invention of the miner’s canary hat proved less useful. The miners complained that the canary cage section of the helmet stuck … Continue reading

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October 10, 1933

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1933 Dreft, the first synthetic detergent, went on sale. Many of the rural folk still residing in England were against this newfangled invention and muttered that “Ashes and pig piss was good enough for … Continue reading

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June 25, 1951

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1951 in New York, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The general public did not own color TV’s at the time.

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June 4, 1935

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1935 “Invisible” glass was finally patented by Gerald Brown and Edward Pollard. They lost the first six samples they were going to take to the Patent Office and would have lost the seventh, if … Continue reading

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May 31, 1884

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1884, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented “flaked cereal.” It was meant as a cure for onanism, but they found that if you added fruit, sugar, and milk, it became a delicious breakfast.

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May 24, 1844

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1844 Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America’s first telegraph line. The first message was sent from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, MD and it read “What hath God wrought?” The return message was, “Message received. … Continue reading

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April 27, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 “Pampers” were patented by R.C. Duncan and within four years became the number one item being sent to America’s landfills.

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January 27, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called television. The Welsh asked if this “television” would be able to show pictures of sheep ‘grazing’, and Mr. Baird told them that … Continue reading

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