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February 16, 1859

On February 16, 1859, the French government passed a law that set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz. This was to standardize the pitch. Violaters of this law would be required to teach elementary school … Continue reading

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January 29, 1594

On January 29, 1594, Scottish mathematician, physicist and astronomer, John Napier of Merchiston, dedicated his manuscript, ‘A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John’ to King James VI. While Napier was a brilliant mathematician and he did discover … Continue reading

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August 5, 1925

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1925 the social political party, Plaid Cymru, was formed with the intent to prevent the Welsh language from dying out and its leaders advocated having it taught in the Welsh schools along with English. … Continue reading

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July 16, 1439

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1439 the Parliament of King Henry VI banned kissing. The was in response to a particularly virulent infection that was being spread and after having determined that evil spirits, the evil eye, and smoke-free … Continue reading

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April 13, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, Dolly, Scotland’s prized cloned sheep gave birth to her first lamb, Bonnie. She was breed with a Welsh Mountain ram named Eyydiclaywerrell Davies and gave birth to a total of six sheep. The … Continue reading

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January 30, 1647

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1647, the Scots sold King Charles I to Parliament for the princely sum of 400,000 English pounds. Charles had lost the English Civil War and had run to the Scots hoping they’d thumb their … Continue reading

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November 25, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1960, the Scottish Parliament met in response to the report that a group of young English scalawags were planning on dropping homemade bombs into the waters of Loch Ness to encourage the Loch Ness … Continue reading

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November 9th, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011, the government of Wales conducted a survey of businessmen and consumers which showed strong support for the country to have it’s very own top-level domain name. In an online poll to determine the … Continue reading

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February 23, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of Dolly, a sheep. The Welsh magazine “Natural Husbandry” asked for and received permission to film Dolly and interview the scientist involved in this wonderful breakthrough. On … Continue reading

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February 1, 1884

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1884, the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. The word Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (a town in Wales, big surprise there) was originally misspelled as Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrydrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Only the people who lived there noticed or … Continue reading

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