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January 24, 1924

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1924, the Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed to Leningrad. It was changed back to St. Petersburg in 1991 making the following song obsolete. Leningrad was St. Petersburg Now it’s Leningrad, not St. … Continue reading

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December 15, 1654

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1654 a meteorological office established in Tuscany began recording daily temperature readings and used the first enclosed liquid-in-a-glass thermometer invented by Ferdinand II, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Interestingly, a meteorological office in Moscow … Continue reading

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December 14, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, Russia was demoted from the League of Nations to the lesser arena, Association of Countries, for lackluster play and the inability to win the “Big” game. Russian Team Owner, Joseph “Man of Steel” … Continue reading

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December 10, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906, US President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. The Japanese and Russian governments stated they didn’t have … Continue reading

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September 12, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1938 in a speech, Adolf Hitler demanded self-determination for the Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia. In 2014, Alexander Putin demanded self-determination for the Russians speaking Ukrainians in the Ukraine. History does repeat itself.

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September 1, 1689

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1689 Tsar Peter the Great of Russia placed a tax on men’s beards. Peter the Great wanted to drag Russia into the 17th Century and by forcing Russian men to shave their facial hair, … Continue reading

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August 17, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2012, Gay pride events were banned for a century in Moscow, which is not surprising as it is a dour and depressing city where nothing fun ever happens. Even the homosexuals in Moscow are … Continue reading

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June 20, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1963 the United States and the Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot-line communication link between the two world powers as a means to prevent any misunderstandings that might lead to … Continue reading

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March 17, 1966

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1966 a U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain. On January 17, 1966, a USAF B-52 bomber collided with a flying tanker during a mid-air refueling mission … Continue reading

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January 26, 1992

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1992, Russian president Boris Yeltsin announced that his country would stop targeting U.S. cities with nuclear weapons. When he was asked which American cities were currently being targeted, he supplied a list of 24 … Continue reading

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