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February 10, 1535

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1535, twelve Anabaptists ran naked through the streets of Amsterdam to protest the Catholic Church’s stance on infant baptisms, the commingling of Church and State business and they stated that all Christians should practice … Continue reading

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December 15, 2001

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2001, Siena Heights University began offering a two-credit class called “Animated Philosophy and Religions”. It would cover how religion and philosophy are part of the popular culture and would be based on the television … Continue reading

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December 8, 1854

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. This theory holds that Mary, mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment she was conceived. It was later learned … Continue reading

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October 26, 1949

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1949, US President signed into law the raising of the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour. Staunch Republicans and business leaders railed and protested against the law and predicted that the … Continue reading

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October 22, 1844

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1844, the followers of Millerism experienced “The Great Disappointment”. William Miller was a rural New York Baptist preacher and student of the Bible who preached and believed that the end of the world was … Continue reading

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October 13, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1988, the Shroud of Turin was shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages. It was first ‘uncovered’ in 1357 in Western Europe (France) as a means to encourage pilgrims … Continue reading

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September 30, 1659

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1659, Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch Director-General of the New Netherlands (the New Netherlands ranged from modern day Delaware to Rhode Island) forbid tennis playing during religious services. He had received many complaints from the … Continue reading

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September 23, 1938

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1938, a time capsule was buried at the World’s Fair in New York City, which was to be dug up and opened in 6939. The capsule contained a woman’s hat, a man’s pipe, and … Continue reading

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September 19, 1988

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1988 U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis struck his head on the diving board during the Olympics and immediately turned gay. Future Vice President Dan Quayle offered to send Mr. Louganis to his favorite phrenologist … Continue reading

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August 28, 1845

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1845 Scientific American published its first issue and the lead story was “Improving Rail-Road Cars”. It quickly became a well respected magazine in the scientific community due to printing articles about space research, botany … Continue reading

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