Tag Archives: Japan

June 4, 2008

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008, a Japanese space lab successfully attached to the International Space Station. The billion dollar laboratory was delivered by the shuttle Discovery. Once attached, the space lab could also transform the Space Station into … Continue reading

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August 13, 2006

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2006 Tokyo faced an accidental blackout which lasted several hours as the Kaiju Gamera fought a tentacly-armed wasp thingy in downtown Tokyo. The battle and subsequent power outage disrupted the regular flow of business … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, in a Schrodinger’s cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light and this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another. This provides scientific … Continue reading

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March 9, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974, the last Japanese soldier surrendered, 29 years after World War II ended. Hiroo Onoda was living in the Philippine jungles and only finally ceded that Japan had lost when his former commander travelled … Continue reading

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December 10, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906, US President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. The Japanese and Russian governments stated they didn’t have … Continue reading

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August 31, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1998 a ballistic missile was fired over Japan by North Korea. The missile came apart while it was in flight and landed in stages in the waters around Japan. North Korea claimed there was … Continue reading

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March 3, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973, Japan disclosed its first defense plan since World War II. It consisted of giant mutated reptiles, insects, and robots. When asked how the monsters and robots would be controlled, Japan’s Prime Minister, Kakuei … Continue reading

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February 26, 1945

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1945, Syria declared war on Germany and Japan. Germany subsequently surrendered on May 7, 1945 and Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945, making the Syrians look to the rest of the world as being … Continue reading

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