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June 15, 1667

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1667, Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully documented human blood transfusion. He transferred twelve ounces of sheep’s blood into a 15-year old French boy. To prepare the boy for the transfusion he was … Continue reading

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June 12, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012, an extensive study of the wooly mammoth concluded that their extinction was brought about due to the earth’s climate changing as it exited the latest ice age, plus their hunting by humans for … Continue reading

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April 21, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 the ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry were launched into orbit around the Earth. Gene’s ashes were launched because of his desire to closer to space and the next Final Frontier. Timothy … Continue reading

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April 15, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, in a Schrodinger’s cat experiment, researchers in Japan and Australia successfully teleport wave packets of light and this is the first transfer of quantum information from one point to another. This provides scientific … Continue reading

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February 22, 1923

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1923, the first successful chinchilla farm opened in Los Angeles, CA. It was the first farm of its kind in the US as the chinchilla had proven hard to transplant from its native Andes … Continue reading

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February 15, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1985 the Center for Disease Control reported that more than half of all nine-year-olds in the U.S. showed no sign of tooth decay. The CDC said this was proof that fluoridation was working. Other … Continue reading

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February 14, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2003, Dolly the Cloned Sheep died from lung cancer. RJ Reynolds quietly withdrew their offer to have her act as a spokes-animal for Camel cigarettes.

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February 13, 1633

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1633, the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition for writing about and expressing the scientific theory that the earth revolved around the Sun, instead of the Church … Continue reading

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February 6, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, Diane Blood, age 32, of Worksop, England, won the right to use her dead husband’s sperm to become pregnant. Her husband, Stephen, died from bacterial meningitis in 1995. At the time of his … Continue reading

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January 20, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, American scientist announced that they had cloned two calves, named George and Charlie, under a new, more efficient technique that could allow for the possibility creating a cow that could produce different types … Continue reading

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