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February 23, 1886

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1886, the London Times published the world’s 1st classified ad. It said, “Distinguished gentleman of means looking for a jemmy Judy who knows how to put Nebuchadnezzar out to grass. I do possess a … Continue reading

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December 12, 1897

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1897, the comic strip, “The Katzenjammer Kids” debuted in the United States. “The Katzenjammer Kids” was the first comic strip to use bubbles over the characters’ heads to indicate which character was speaking.

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November 22, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1992, the Washington Post reported that Oregon Senator Bob Packwood had sexually harassed at least ten women over the last ten years. No one was surprised that a man named Packwood would be accused … Continue reading

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May 30, 1783

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1783 the first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner called “The Pennsylvania Evening Post”. Within a week, the newspaper had received its first letter from a reader complaining about the … Continue reading

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March 15, 1935

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1935 Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, banned four Berlin newspapers for being too liberal. They didn’t beat the drums loud enough about the ‘Jewish’ problem.

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February 25, 1751

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1751, the first performing monkey was exhibited in America in New York City. For 1 cent, people could watch Manny the Monkey play a musical instrument, ride a goat while wearing a clown costume … Continue reading

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January 6, 1952

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1952, Charles Schultz’s cartoon about a little boy and his Walter Mitty-ish dog debuted in Sunday papers across the United States. The Soviet Union immediately banned it and claimed that it was stolen from … Continue reading

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December 21, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913, the “New York World” Sunday edition included a crossword puzzle as an added feature of the “Fun” supplement. It was the first crossword puzzle to be published (according to the ‘New York World’) … Continue reading

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December 9, 1793

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1793, “The American Minerva” was published for the first time. It was the first daily newspaper in New York City and was founded by Noah Webster. After creating his dictionary, Mr. Webster found that … Continue reading

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December 4, 1791

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1791, the British newspaper, the Observer, was first published. Fish-wrapping increase by 863% and house-wives and butchers in France and Spain demanded newspapers of their own.

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