Tag Archives: metric system

July 28, 1866

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1866 the metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States. Parents and teachers and preachers all started to immediately complain. They said that … Continue reading

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December 11, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 – The ‘Mars Climate Orbiter’ blasted off on a nine-month journey to the Red Planet. However, the probe disappeared in September of 1999, and was apparently destroyed because the scientists in charge of … Continue reading

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