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April 6, 1722

On April 6, 1722, Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia ended the beard tax that he imposed back in 1698. He imposed the tax, along with other measures to modernize Russia so it could compete with the Englands, Frances, and … Continue reading

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August 31, 2011

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2011 the German city of Bonn installed a meter to tax prostitutes. The prostitutes would have to pay six euros per night and it was installed near an industrial area frequented by prostitutes and … Continue reading

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February 3, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913 the 16th Amendment was ratified, which made the imposition and collection of a federal income tax the law of the land. Many people today, such as Sovereign Citizens and other nutjobs, claim this … Continue reading

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December 20, 1820

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1820, the state of Missouri enacted legislation to tax all bachelors between the ages of 21 to 50 for being unmarried. The tax was $1 a year. Men were reminded that they could not … Continue reading

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December 6, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Benito Mussolini introduced a tax on bachelors in Italy, while at the same time, reducing the tax on beer, wine, and spirits. Fat, ugly Italian women rejoiced all across the land.

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