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March 6, 1665

On March 6, 1665, Henry Oldenburg, the first Secretary of the Royal Society, published the first issue of ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’, the world’s longest-running scientific journal. Young Mary Billington was the first centerfold and her turn-offs consisted … Continue reading

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June 27, 1693

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1693 “The Ladies’ Mercury” was published by John Dunton in London. It was the first women’s magazine and contained a “question and answer” column that became known as the “Problem Page.” Many of the … Continue reading

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April 20, 1841

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1841 in Philadelphia, PA, Edgar Allen Poe’s first detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” was published in Graham’s Magazine. It is considered to the first detective story written and it influenced many … Continue reading

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April 2, 1972

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1972 Burt Reynolds appeared nude in “Cosmopolitan” magazine. Mr. Sterling Malory Archer of New York City owns the world’s largest collection of this April 1972 issue, with 173 of them in mint condition. Mr. … Continue reading

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February 13, 1955

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1955 Israel acquired 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls from Time/Life Inc., with an option to purchase the other three over the next three months. Israel’s President, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, said a deal like … Continue reading

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January 16, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1985 – “Playboy” magazine announced its 30-year tradition of stapling centerfold models in the bellybutton and ‘elsewhere’ would come to an immediate end, partially in response to millions of young American women complaining that … Continue reading

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December 26, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982, “Time” magazine’s Man of the Year award was presented to a non-human, the computer. Hal 9000, Deep Thought, Orac, and Master Control Program electronically sent their congratulations.

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November 25, 1792

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1792, the Farmer’s Almanac is first published. It instantly became the 2nd most popular book/magazine in an American’s home and the most useful. Its popularity will not be replaced until 1888, when the first … Continue reading

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November 11, 1940

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1940, the Jeep made its military debut. In 1946, the first magazine ad for “Army Jeep In A Crate for $50” made its debut on the back of comic books and Popular Mechanics. These … Continue reading

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November 1, 1848

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY!  in 1848, the first medical school for women was founded by Samuel Gregory in Boston, Massachusetts. Also on this date in 1856, the first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal was published in New York City. The … Continue reading

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