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May 10, 1879

On May 10, 1879, a 455-pound meteorite fell to earth a few miles north of Estherville, Iowa. This is the largest known meteorite to land in North America that has been documented. It should be noted that after the crash … Continue reading

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January 20, 1982

On January 20, 1982, Heavy Metal Rock God, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a dead bat while giving a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. The deceased, rancid corpse of the rodent was tossed on the stage during the concert, … Continue reading

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May 21, 1934

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1934, Oskaloosa, IA became the first city in the US to fingerprint all of its citizens. When the mayor and County Sheriff was asked why, they both replied, “We know these people, and eventually, … Continue reading

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August 17, 1939

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2007 six former surviving research subjects were rewarded almost $1 million dollars in compensation from the state of Iowa. The six people were orphans that were used in a 1939 Iowa University study that … Continue reading

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July 26, 1931

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1931, a swarm of grasshoppers (the Rocky Mountain Locust) started their destruction of millions of acres of crops in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The swarm was so thick and large it blocked out … Continue reading

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