Tag Archives: New Mexico

June 14, 1949

On June 14, 1949, Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rode a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 83 miles, becoming the first ‘MONKEY IN SPACE’. Albert II asked what happened to Albert I, a year earlier. NASA informed him that … Continue reading

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February 21, 1857

On February 21, 1857, the US Congress outlawed foreign currency as legal tender in the United States. Up until that time, foreign coin (especially the Spanish dollar) was allowed as legal tender throughout America, with the metal value of the … Continue reading

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June 24, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, the US Air Force released a report titled “The Roswell Report, Case Closed” that dismissed the claims that an alien spacecraft had crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Lt. Colonel Scott Hayden, … Continue reading

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August 16, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1960 the free-fall world record was set by Joseph Kittinger. He fell more than 16 miles (about 88,000 feet) and reached a speed of 614 mph before opening his parachute over New Mexico. He … Continue reading

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