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February 13, 1967

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1967 the Madrid Codices were found after being lost for centuries. The codices were the personal notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and included almost 200 pages of drawings and notes. They were discovered in … Continue reading

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February 27, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland and almost overnight SHDS (sudden husband death syndrome) was cured. This medical oddity seemed to happen primarily in Ireland and would occur when a husband would come home … Continue reading

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December 4, 1977

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1977, Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowned himself ruler of the Central African Empire in a ceremony that was believed to cost more than $20 million dollars ($100 million in today’s dollars). Before he became emperor of … Continue reading

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November 25, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1960, the Scottish Parliament met in response to the report that a group of young English scalawags were planning on dropping homemade bombs into the waters of Loch Ness to encourage the Loch Ness … Continue reading

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November 22, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1992, the Washington Post reported that Oregon Senator Bob Packwood had sexually harassed at least ten women over the last ten years. No one was surprised that a man named Packwood would be accused … Continue reading

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November 10, 1801

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1801 Kentucky outlawed dueling. In 1802, the Kentucky legislature had to explain to its citizens that ‘dueling banjos’ wasn’t really dueling and it was still legal to play music. In 1803 the Kentucky legislature … Continue reading

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October 22, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 Chester Carlson was able to demonstrate and use successfully his dry copying paper method. Thus was the born the beginning of the Xerox copying machine. Alas, it would be twenty-four years before Enos … Continue reading

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September 18, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991 the NCAA placed Tennessee on two years probation for football recruiting violations. When the Tennessee coaching staff called the players together and tried to explain what probation was and how it was going … Continue reading

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August 21, 1923

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1923 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed an ordinance that made it illegal for dancers to gaze into the eyes of their partner. The women of Kalamazoo snickered and said that the law wouldn’t affect anyone … Continue reading

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August 10

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com 1859 – In Boston, MA the first milk inspectors were appointed. Six months later, James Standwich petitioned the Boston City Council and was appointed the city’s first and official ‘Teet’ Inspector. Within a week 176 … Continue reading

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