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March 12, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974  “Wonder Woman” debuted on ABC-TV with the show later airing on CBS-TV. Ten years later, physiologists noticed a sharp increase in the numbers of sexually deviant men in their twenties and thirties who … Continue reading

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March 9, 1954

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1954  WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials. The ad was for Castro Decorators of New York City. According to the commercial, Mad Max Castro was insane for … Continue reading

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March 1, 1957

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1957, Kokomo, Jr., the Chimp became the ‘Today Show’ animal editor and parlayed that gig into a decades spanning career as the ‘go to’ chimp for movies and commercials. While Kokomo was universally beloved … Continue reading

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January 27, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called television. The Welsh asked if this “television” would be able to show pictures of sheep ‘grazing’, and Mr. Baird told them that … Continue reading

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January 13, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, one of the 110 missing episodes of the British TV show “Doctor Who” was found in New Zealand. It was the one where the “Doctor’s” companion was captured by a space alien who … Continue reading

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December 23, 1893 and December 23, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1893, the Engelbert Humperdinck opera “Hansel und Gretel” was first performed in Weimar, Germany. When asked “Weimar?” Humperdinck replied, “Weinaughtmar?” Also on this date in 1943, “Hansel and Gretel” the opera was televised on … Continue reading

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December 15, 2001

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2001, Siena Heights University began offering a two-credit class called “Animated Philosophy and Religions”. It would cover how religion and philosophy are part of the popular culture and would be based on the television … Continue reading

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November 23, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1963, “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series debuted in England. American geeks and nerds begin watching it on PBS in the 1970s as a substitute for sex and social interaction. Tom Baker instantly … Continue reading

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October 18, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1922 the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) formed. At first, since only radio existed, it aired comedies, dramas, and sporting events, and the BBC relied upon hiring excellent writers to draw the listeners in. When … Continue reading

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September 29, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1963 “My Favorite Martian” premiered on CBS-TV. It starred Ray Walston as the Martian and Bill Bixby as his hapless human caretaker. It ran from 1963 until 1966, which were also the years when … Continue reading

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