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February 3, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913 the 16th Amendment was ratified, which made the imposition and collection of a federal income tax the law of the land. Many people today, such as Sovereign Citizens and other nutjobs, claim this … Continue reading

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January 17, 1900

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1900, Brigham Roberts, a Mormon from Utah, was denied a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for his practice of polygamy. The other Representatives’ reasoning was that if a man had more than … Continue reading

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December 16, 1924

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1924, Famed Explorer and Archeologist Hiram Bingham was elected by the state of Connecticut to serve in the US Senate, thereby forcing him to resign as Connecticut’s Governor after serving only one day in … Continue reading

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July 27th, 1663

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1663 the British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act, which required all goods bound for their colonies to be sent in British ships from British ports. Why? Because those British ships were owned by … Continue reading

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October 16, 1916

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1916, Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in New York City. Ms. Sanger, a birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse was subsequently arrested for providing birth control information to the women … Continue reading

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August 6, 1998

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1998 – Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8 1/2 hours testifying before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton. After watching it, Larry Flynt declared it was the worse … Continue reading

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August 4, 1994

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1994 Shock Jock Howard Stern dropped out of the New York gubernatorial race. In his concession speech he stated that he was an amateurish lecherous, money-grubbing, prostitute-associating, drug-using reprobate who only wanted to be … Continue reading

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July 10, 1212

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! July 10th, 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. Henry Fitz-Ailwin de Londonestone First Mayor of London was finally let go after twenty-four consecutive … Continue reading

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