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September 22, 1980

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono signed a recording contract with Geffin Records. Three months later, John was assassinated by Mark David Chapman. Many are not sure if Chapman was just a stooge of … Continue reading

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August 12, 1851/1856

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1851, Isaac Singer patented the sewing machine and talented women and fashion designers worldwide were grateful. On the other hand, on this same date in 1856, Anthony Fass patented the accordion, and little fat … Continue reading

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August 1, 1986

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1986 on his 44th birthday, the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia was released from the hospital after a three week diabetes induced coma. When Jerry woke up, he was asked if he was happy to … Continue reading

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July 29, 1951/1961/1966/1978/1994/2020

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1951, Bob Dylan was injured in a red-wagon accident when he drove it off a cliff. His stuff pet tiger was uninjured. On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1953 Bob Dylan was injured in … Continue reading

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July 19, 64 CE

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY on July 19th, in 64 AD Rome burned. According to Pliny the Elder, the fire started in the livestock district in a barn owned by recent Gaelic immigrants Atrickpay and Atherinecay Olearyay. It was rumored … Continue reading

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June 24, 1846/1947

It’s June 24 and in 1846 the saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.  101 years later in 1947, Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. Coincidence? I think not.

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