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June 29, 1940

On June 29, 1940, New York mobsters assassinated the acrobatic highwire act, the Flying Graysons. The husband and wife team, ‘The Graysons’ were the main draw of Haly’s Circus and their trapeze act was sabotaged by a young and on-the-rise … Continue reading

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May 4, 1932

On May 4, 1932, mobster Al Capone, began serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion in Atlanta, Georgia. The police and prosecuting attorneys weren’t able to prosecute Capone for the brothels he ran, for the illegal liquor he sold, … Continue reading

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July 27, 1940

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1940, Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon “A Wild Hare”. Mickey Mouse sent Bugs a congratulatory bouquet of chrysanthemums and roses as well as a gift box of … Continue reading

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January 16, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920 the 18th Amendment ‘Prohibition’ went into effect and the product, transportation, sale, and consumption of alcohol became illegal and instantly criminalized 40% of the American population and the effect of this ‘religious-based’ law … 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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July 7th, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930 construction began on Boulder Dam, later re-named Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River. Tourist Al Capone was quoted as saying, “All of this concrete being poured could be useful for a man in … Continue reading

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December 18, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1970, divorce became legal in Italy. Before 1970, you had to ‘know’ somebody that could help a sick and ailing spouse find a final and welcome relief from their painful existence. In 1971, Antonio … Continue reading

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December 3, 1835

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1835 the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Rhode Island issued the first fire insurance policy to Antonio “Matches” Garducci XI. On December 7, 1835, Mr. Garducci’s warehouse full of fireworks, imported Chinese silk, … Continue reading

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November 7, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1973 – New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams. The little boys complained and whined that allowing girls on their teams wasn’t fair, since … Continue reading

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September 4, 1833

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1833, Barney Flaherty answered an ad in “The New York Sun” and became the first newsboy/paperboy at the age of 10. With his Irish waifish good-looks and small stature, he was able to stick … Continue reading

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