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June 23, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926 the first lip reading tournament in America was held in Philadelphia, PA. One person would silently mouth a phrase and another person from a distance would then have to correctly repeat what they … Continue reading

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January 13, 1854

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1854, Anthony Faas of Philadephia, PA was granted the first US patent for the accordion. Mr. Faas made improvements to the keyboard and enhanced the sound, thereby making it easier to play and gave … Continue reading

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July 26th, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1775 a postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States and Benjamin Franklin was named the first Postmaster General. Eleven days later Edward Charles Teach of Philadelphia claimed his … Continue reading

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May 16, 1910

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1910 the U.S. Bureau of Mines was authorized by the U.S. Congress. Two years later, the U.S. Bureau of Mimes was authorized after the tragic incident in Philadelphia on June 23, 1911 when 23 … Continue reading

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August 17, 1957

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1957, Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies hit a foul ball that careened into the stands and broke the nose of Phillie Fan, Alice Roth. During the same at bat, Richie hit another foul … Continue reading

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