Tag Archives: Kentucky

June 12, 1849

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1849 Lewis Phectic Haslett of Louisville, KY patented the first gas mask in the United States. His actual patent read, “To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, LEWIS P. HAsLETT, … Continue reading

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August 3, 2011

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 2011, Ugandan and French paleontologists announced the discovery of a 20 million year old ape skull in northeastern Uganda. The skull belonged to a male Ugandapithecus Major, a remote cousin of today’s great apes. … Continue reading

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June 14, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789, the Reverand Elijah Craig was recognized for distilling the first bourbon. It is believed that the reverend was the first person to distill whiskey from maize and the drink was called bourbon because … Continue reading

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March 3, 1876

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1876, meat rained from the sky in Bath County Kentucky and covered a rectangle area of approximately 100 by 50 yards. The meat appeared to be beef, but several of the braver Kentuckians claimed … Continue reading

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December 13, 1809

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1809, Ephraim McDowell performed the first abdominal surgery in Danville, KY on 46 year old Jane Todd Crawford. On December 13, 1809 Dr. McDowell was called to the home of Mrs. Crawford and he … Continue reading

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November 10, 1801

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1801 Kentucky outlawed dueling. In 1802, the Kentucky legislature had to explain to its citizens that ‘dueling banjos’ wasn’t really dueling and it was still legal to play music. In 1803 the Kentucky legislature … Continue reading

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August 13, 3114 BC

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 3114 BC according to the Lounsbury correlation, the Mayan calendar started. This is in direct conflict with the work of Archbishop James Ussher, who claims the world was created on Sunday, October 23, 4004 … Continue reading

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May 17, 1875

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1875 the first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY. Aristides was the winning horse and it was ridden by jockey Oliver Lewis. Of the 15 horses that were raced, fourteen were ridden by … Continue reading

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January 25, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999 in Louisville, KY, a man received the first hand transplant in the United States. In June of 1999, his other hand sued for spousal support as it claimed the man, Henry Stodgins, now … Continue reading

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December 20, 1820

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1820, the state of Missouri enacted legislation to tax all bachelors between the ages of 21 to 50 for being unmarried. The tax was $1 a year. Men were reminded that they could not … Continue reading

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