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July 14, 2008 and 2009

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008, the iTunes Music Store reached 10 million apps downloaded. Exactly one year later, it reached 1.5 billion apps downloaded. If iTunes only charged $1 an app (which they don’t) they would have made … Continue reading

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November 4, 1879

November 4, 2014 On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1879, James Ritty patented the first cash register. He did so to combat the stealing his bartenders were doing in his Dayton, Ohio saloon. The bartenders quickly learned the trick of … Continue reading

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August 19, 1950

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1950 ABC started the first Saturday morning kid show with Animal Clinic and Acrobat Ranch. NBC and CBS quickly realized what a cash-cow kid’s cereal commercials could be and add their own Saturday morning … Continue reading

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August 18, 2004

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 2004 Donald Trump re-released his board game (Trump the Game) where players bid on real estate, buy big ticket money items (yachts, diamonds, toupees, expensive escorts, sports cars, airplanes and etc.) and broker billion … Continue reading

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August 2, 1819

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1819, Frenchmen Charles Guille jumped out of a hot-air balloon that was floating 10,000 feet over New York and landed safely by use of his parachute, the first time this had happened in United … Continue reading

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July 24, 1977

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1977 the Libyan-Egyptian Four Day War came to an sputtering end. The War started because Libyan leader Mommar Gaddafi was jealous that all the hot Israeli chicks were hanging out in Cairo with Anwar … Continue reading

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July 10, 1212

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! July 10th, 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. Henry Fitz-Ailwin de Londonestone First Mayor of London was finally let go after twenty-four consecutive … Continue reading

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