Tag Archives: Los Angeles

July 13, 1972

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1972, Carroll Rosenbloom and Robert Irsay traded their favorite toys with each other. They were not 12 year old boys swapping comic books or baseball cards. They were the owners of the Baltimore Colts … Continue reading

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February 22, 1923

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1923, the first successful chinchilla farm opened in Los Angeles, CA. It was the first farm of its kind in the US as the chinchilla had proven hard to transplant from its native Andes … Continue reading

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October 27, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department released information about a suspected assassination-by-hire attempt allegedly orchestrated by Larry Flynt in 1983. It was purported that Flynt wrote Mitchell Livingston WerBell III a $1,000,000 check to … Continue reading

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September 27, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1992 the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched last place for the first time in team history since it moved to Los Angeles in 1958. At the end of the season, Manager Tommy Lasorda thanked both … Continue reading

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June 17, 1994

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1994, millions of Americans watched the slowest police car chase in history that did not involve the driver smoking marijuana, as former football player O.J. Simpson drove through Los Angeles in his Ford Bronco … 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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August 16, 1984

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1984 an LA federal jury acquitted John DeLorean on cocaine charges. The police were extremely confused as all the cocaine confiscated during the arrest went missing during the trial. The lead prosecutor, John “Trip” … Continue reading

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