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August 24, 1960

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1960 the lowest temperature in world history was recorded. Temperatures measured at the Vostok, Antarctica research station dipped to -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit (-89.2 degrees Celsius). On this same date the temperature at the equator … Continue reading

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January 14, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1991, Valentin Pavlov became the premier of the U.S.S.R. and succeed Nikolai Ryzhkov. Valentin Pavlov initiated the 1991 Soviet Monetary Reform (also called the Pavlov Reform) in an attempt the prevent the Soviet monetary … 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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November 3, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1957 the Soviet Union launched a dog into space on board Sputnik 2 and it became the first living animal to enter the Earth’s orbit. When the Russian Federal Space Agency was asked why … Continue reading

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October 1, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1939, Winston Churchill called the Soviets “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Like all great quotes, it is believed that Churchill first said this quote about women in general and later … Continue reading

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February 4, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993, Russian scientists unfurled a giant mirror in orbit and flashed a beam of sunlight across Europe during the night. Evil scientists and their minions worldwide waited up all night to witness this historical … Continue reading

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