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May 25, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979, Raul Gonzales of Mexico completed a 50,000 meter walk in a record time of 3:41:38. 50,000 meters is 31 miles, which means he was ‘walking’ at a rate of better than 8 mph, … Continue reading

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October 4, 2001

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2001, Barry Bonds hit his 70th homerun, tying him with Mark McGwire for the most homeruns in a single season. Professional wrestlers and body builders purchased all the seats behind home plate at Minute … Continue reading

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July 30th, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2002 Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk a basketball in a professional basketball game. At that same time, Leonard Kotzik of Durant, Iowa, became the 3,239,354,989th person to dunk a donut into … 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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