Tag Archives: New York

February 2, 1870

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1870, the “Cardiff Giant” was revealed as a fraud and nothing more than carved gypsum. The 10 foot tall “Giant” was discovered on October 16, 1869 on the farm of William C. Stub” Newell … Continue reading

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February 1, 1898

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1898, Dr. Truman Martin of Buffalo, NY bought the world’s first automobile insurance policy from Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, CT. He paid $11.25 for the policy and it provided him $5,000 in liability … Continue reading

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January 9, 1902

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1902 the legislators of New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public. It did not pass.

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November 26, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991, condoms are handed out to thousands of New York high school students. The smalls and mediums are immediately handed back, as no high school boy has ever admitted to being smaller than a … Continue reading

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November 7, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973, the state of New Jersey became the first in the United States to allow girls to play on Little League baseball teams. The Little League Associations of New York and Pennsylvania put out … Continue reading

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November 2, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the first Mrs. America beauty pageant was held. In a surprise upset, Mrs. Cynthia Richards of Little Rock, Arkansas won the Guilt competition over the favorite, Mrs. Harold Feinstein of New York City, … Continue reading

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October 24, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel and live to tell the tale. She performed this daredevil of a feat on her 63rd birthday. … Continue reading

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September 30, 1927

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1927 George Herman “Babe” Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with that homerun and this record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris, … Continue reading

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September 25, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1974 Scientists warn the general public for the first time about the dangers of aerosol spray to the ozone layer surrounding the earth. They stated that the continued use of aerosol sprays will cause … Continue reading

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September 14, 1899

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1899, Henry Hale Bliss, 69 years of age, became the first known person in America to be killed in an automobile accident. The elderly Mr. Bliss had just exited from a streetcar in New … Continue reading

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