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April 22, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the first Earth Day was held in the United States and organized by US Senator Gaylord Nelson. It was established as a day to learn about and how to preserve and protect the … Continue reading

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February 6, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971 NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at two golf balls on the surface of the moon. He shanked the first one and … Continue reading

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July 21, 1969

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second man to set foot on the moon, and the first to urinate. Why? He was a man. It’s what we do.

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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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October 30, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993, America’s first veterinarian in space, Martin Fettman, performed the first dissection of an animal in space while aboard the space shuttle Columbia. The lab-rat, Caesar, was one of the 48 rodents that were … Continue reading

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November 29, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961, the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by NASA with Enos ‘Chim-Chim’ the Chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before safely landing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Puerto … Continue reading

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July 22, 1962

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1962, NASA officially announced that the Mariner 1 spacecraft flew erratically several minutes after launch and had to be destroyed. Unofficially, Simon Beauchamp, one of the systems analysts that was on duty was later … Continue reading

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