Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

April 17, 1810

On April 17, 1810, Lewis M. Norton of West Goshen, Pennsylvania patented Pineapple Cheese. Oh MY GOD, was that a real thing? Someone actually made cheese from pineapples. Didn’t anyone tell this man no, just no, don’t do it, Lewis? … Continue reading

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March 16, 1871

On March 16, 1871, the state of Delaware, enacted the first fertilizer law in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it didn’t state that you couldn’t stuff 60 lbs of poo into a 50 lb bag, instead, it taxed … Continue reading

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March 3, 1801

On March 3rd, 1801, David Emmanuel took office as the elected Governor of the state of Georgia. There has been the reoccurring rumor that he and his family were Jewish, and that would have made him the first Jewish governor … Continue reading

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March 2, 1789

On March 2, 1789, Pennsylvania ended its ban on theatrical performances, along with other forms of expensive entertainment. It appears that the Quakers of Pennsylvania were as tight-assed and unloving of fun as the Puritans of Massachusetts were. In 1774 … Continue reading

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June 11, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973 the Justice Department of the State of Pennsylvania ruled that women were to be allowed to be licensed to box or wrestle. The first unsanctioned mud-wrestling match was quickly held at Karwoski’s Bar … Continue reading

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March 21, 1905

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1905, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a sterilization bill that would require the forced sterilization of inmates of institutions who were idiotic, imbeciles, epileptic, feeble-minded or insane and the forced sterilization would improve their living … Continue reading

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March 2, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1789, Pennsylvania ended the prohibition of theatrical performances. Prior to this date, it was illegal to put on any kind of play (including that sinful wag Shakespeare) in Pennsylvania as the good Christians in … 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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October 2, 1980

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1980, the Democrat Representative from Pennsylvania is expelled from Congress for his involvement in ABSCAM, the first representative to be expelled in over 100 years. Despondent over his ignoble exit from public service, Mr. … Continue reading

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September 3, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1895 the first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0. Several of the attendees mentioned that if someone was to sell beer and bratwursts … Continue reading

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