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August 6, 1981

On August 6, 1981, Firemen in Indianapolis, Indiana, answered a false alarm in the city. When they returned to their station, it was on fire and burning down. The cause? A grease fire that occurred in the kitchen, because they … Continue reading

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October 11, 1983

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1983 the last hand-cranked telephones in the U.S. went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched to direct-dial service. At the same time, their request to have color … Continue reading

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September 28, 1904/2005

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1904, Mary Elizabeth O’Connell was arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, New York City. Police told her if she had just gone to a restaurant and lit up, she’d … Continue reading

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July 30, 1419

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1419, Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of the executed dictionary reformer, Jan Hus, stormed into Prague and threw all seven members of the Catholic Dictionary Council out the window of the Council House, killing most from … Continue reading

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