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March 8, 1894

On March 8, 1894, the first dog license law was enacted in the state of New York. This was a tiered statute, with different types of licensing for the various classes of dogs. Small dogs, such as a terrier were … Continue reading

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January 8, 2002

On January 8, 2002, George W Bush signed into U.S. law the “No Child Left Behind Act. This law was intended to improve the United States’ educational system. US evangelicals mistakenly thought it was a reference to the ‘Rapture’ and … Continue reading

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August 20, 1998

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1998 Canadia’s Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede without the federal government’s consent. French Canadians in Quebec immediately laughed and jeered and said, all French-like, “Aha! You bourgeios pigs! That also means … Continue reading

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April 10th, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938, New York enacted legislation that required couples to be tested for syphilis in order to get a marriage license. Two years later West Virginia followed suit and offered a free weekend visit to … Continue reading

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March 25, 2004

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2004 the U.S. Senate voted (61-38) on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (H.R. 1997) to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus during the commission of a violent federal crime. In … Continue reading

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November 23, 1921

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1921, President Harding signed the Willis Campell Act which forbid doctors from prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.

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April 18, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895 New York State passed an act that established free public baths. They also passed a law that prevented public nudity.

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March 5, 1624

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1624 in the American colony of Virginia, legislation was passed that exempted the upper class from whipping. I see things really haven’t changed in almost 400 years.

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January 21, 1908

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1908 – the “Sullivan Ordinance” was passed in New York City making smoking by women illegal. The measure was vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan Jr., and women suffrages celebrated his fair-mindedness of the … Continue reading

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December 31, 1841

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1841, the state of Alabama enacted the first legislation that regulated dental practices in the U.S., and required state medical boards to administer examination and issue licenses using the same rules and restrictions as … Continue reading

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