Tag Archives: the irish

May 9, 1671

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1671 Thomas “Captain” Blood attempted to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Thomas Blood and his accomplices had the Crown Jewels in their possession when they were nicked at the gate … Continue reading

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February 27, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland and almost overnight SHDS (sudden husband death syndrome) was cured. This medical oddity seemed to happen primarily in Ireland and would occur when a husband would come home … Continue reading

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November 24, 1995

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1995 Ireland voted to end the 70 year old ban on divorces (50.28% to 49.72%). 71% of the men who voted to keep the ban said that if they were allowed to divorce and … Continue reading

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January 18, 1733

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1733, the first polar bear was exhibited in the American city of Boston. When asked what polar bears ate, the handler said ‘drunk Irishmen’. The bear gained sixty-three pounds before it was taken Hartford, … Continue reading

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September 4, 1833

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1833, Barney Flaherty answered an ad in “The New York Sun” and became the first newsboy/paperboy at the age of 10. With his Irish waifish good-looks and small stature, he was able to stick … Continue reading

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August 31, 2009

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 2009, Ireland reported that it had experienced the highest number of births for a year since 1896. It should also be noted that in 2007, Irish pubs adopted the American custom of “Ladies Nights” … Continue reading

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July 11, 1921

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1921 – A truce was called in the Irish War of Independence as the Guinness Breweries in Dublin contracted a fungal infestation that required all the beer to either be poured out or drunk … Continue reading

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