Tag Archives: Switzerland

March 1, 2007

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2007 the Swiss Army mistakenly invaded Liechtenstein. The Swiss President, Micheline Calmy-Rey, claimed that the 171 strong Swiss Army Company incorrectly read their map during a military exercise and travelled two kilometers into Liechtenstein … Continue reading

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April 16, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1943 in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidently discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while working on the medicinal value of lysergic acid. While handling the new substance, he inadvertently absorbed the drug through … Continue reading

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August 18, 1914

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1914 the “Proclamation of Neutrality” was issued by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. It was aimed at keeping the U.S. out of World War I. Switzerland sent a cake and welcomed America to the “gray” … Continue reading

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February 3, 1815

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1815, the world’s first commercial cheese factory was established in Switzerland. Loris Federspiel was the first employee of this factory and his main job was taste testing the finished product to decide if it … Continue reading

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