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March 18, 1995

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1995, Michael Jordan announced he was ending his 17 month NBA retirement. There were rumors that Jordan had ‘retired’ rather than being suspended due to his suspected gambling. But in 1996, the documentary ‘Space … Continue reading

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June 11, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973 the Justice Department of the State of Pennsylvania ruled that women were to be allowed to be licensed to box or wrestle. The first unsanctioned mud-wrestling match was quickly held at Karwoski’s Bar … Continue reading

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April 19, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 the outer Astrodome ceiling was painted at a cost of $20,000 because of the sun’s glare. This caused the grass to die. Yes, the Houston Astrodome was constructed with a natural grass field, … Continue reading

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September 7, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1880, George Ligowsky of Cincinnati was granted a patent for his device that threw clay pigeons for trapshooters. His original idea was one based upon a trebuchet and the illustration that was sent with … Continue reading

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June 22, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 the 75th National Marbles Tournament began in Wildwood, NJ. As per the Tournament Rules and Bylaws, anyone caught uttering the phrases “I’ve lost my marbles or He/She/They/It has lost his/her/their/its marbles would immediately … Continue reading

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June 3, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 the New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. The practice of Shirts versus Skins was immediately discontinued.

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May 12, 1950

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1950 the American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years. It was proven to them repeatedly that white women from Minnesota and Wisconsin could drink beer and continue bowling as … Continue reading

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May 6, 1954

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1954 British runner Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile barrier. People and many scientists of the day thought it was physically impossible for any human to ever run that fast. Many speculated that … Continue reading

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February 9, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895, Volley Ball was invented by W.G. Morgan. It wasn’t until 1959 with the invention of Spandex by Joseph C. Shivers of DuPont and the development of volleyball shorts that the athletic world of … Continue reading

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January 17, 1916

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1916, The Professional Golfers Association was formed in New York City. The membership of the Professional Liars Association fell by 90% over the next twelve months.

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