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May 21, 1934

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1934, Oskaloosa, IA became the first city in the US to fingerprint all of its citizens. When the mayor and County Sheriff was asked why, they both replied, “We know these people, and eventually, … Continue reading

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August 4, 1983

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1983 at Toronto during a game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield threw a baseball during warm-ups and accidentally killed a seagull. After the … Continue reading

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January 31, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1970, the members of the Grateful Dead rock band were busted on LSD charges in New Orleans after a show. No one was surprised and the judge who presided over the charges told the … Continue reading

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September 10, 1897

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1897 British police arrest London taxi driver George Smith for drunken driving. They determined that he was drunk because he first, acted and talked in a drunken manner and second, he drove straight into … Continue reading

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July 30th, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2002 Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk a basketball in a professional basketball game. At that same time, Leonard Kotzik of Durant, Iowa, became the 3,239,354,989th person to dunk a donut into … Continue reading

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June 17, 1994

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1994, millions of Americans watched the slowest police car chase in history that did not involve the driver smoking marijuana, as former football player O.J. Simpson drove through Los Angeles in his Ford Bronco … Continue reading

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May 18, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, CA. She reappeared a month later with the claim that she had been kidnapped. It was believed by the police that Mrs. … 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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January 5, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 U.S. Representative Sonny Bono was found dead on a ski slope in Stateline, Nevada. It was believed that Mr. Bono, an experienced skier, had skied directly into a tree at a high rate … Continue reading

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January 3, 1496

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1496, it is believed that Leonardo da Vinci tested his flying machine from references written in his notebooks. The test didn’t succeed and he didn’t try again for several years. Also noted in other … Continue reading

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