Tag Archives: the law

August 8, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991 Carlos Santana pleaded no contest to a marijuana possession charge in Texas. He was at first adamant that he wanted to have a trial by his peers, but when he was informed by … Continue reading

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October 16, 1916

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1916, Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in New York City. Ms. Sanger, a birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse was subsequently arrested for providing birth control information to the women … Continue reading

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October 2, 2010

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2010 France experienced over 200 protests as the older members of the work-force strike against the government’s plans to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62. Police and jails found themselves overburdened … 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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September 21, 1981

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner became the 1st female Supreme Court Justice. The rest of the judges said, sure, why not, we’ve already allowed a black man on the team, how much more damage … Continue reading

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September 12, 1910

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1910 the World’s 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, was appointed to the LAPD. Her phone answering and coffee making skills attained god-like attributes among the men of the department and her late night … Continue reading

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July 28, 1996

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1996 – Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, was discovered near Kennewick, Washington. He was found in the remains of a prehistoric car that appeared to be foot-pedaled and that had ancient … Continue reading

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