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April 8th, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, King Zog I of Albania fled the invading Italian Army and went into exile in England, taking with them large stores of gold. Zog and his family understood very well how gold could … Continue reading

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October 12, 1810

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1810 Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The royalty invited the public to attend the event which became an annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest. The world thanks them … Continue reading

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March 6, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997  Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site. To the relief of millions, it was porn free.

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January 29, 1820

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1820, Britain’s King George III died at Windsor Castle. The official cause of death was a combination of ‘old age’ and ‘insanity’. The official coroner’s report stated that Georgie III didn’t just have the … Continue reading

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January 14, 1878

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1878, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Britain’s Queen Victoria. She was not amused.

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December 25, 1950

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1950, four Scottish nationalists liberated the Stone of Scone from the British coronation throne in Westminster Abbey and returned it to Scotland. When the English were asked how they could allow such a thing … Continue reading

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September 17, 1859

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1859, Joshua Abraham Norton declared himself the Emperor of the United States and anointed San Francisco as his capitol city. He later on added the title of “Protector of Mexico and all things Mexican” … Continue reading

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September 16, 1400

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1400 Owain Glydwr was officially declared the Prince of Wales. The sheep also vote him the best kisser, but the donkeys and pigs were unimpressed as they averred that sheep aren’t a very good … Continue reading

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August 13, 1913/1958

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED HISTORY in 1913, Otto Witte, an acrobat was crowned King of Albania. In 1913, when Albania broke away from the Ottoman Empire, some Albanian Muslims invited Halim Eddine, a nephew of the Sultan, to come … Continue reading

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August 3, 1527

On this DAY IN HISTORY! in 1527, John Rut sent the first known letter from North America. The missive traveled from St. John’s, Newfoundland to King Henry VIII in England. It read as follows: “Oi! Hank! Hows em hanging, huh? … Continue reading

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