Tag Archives: Texas

April 14, 1984

On April 14, 1984, the Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state’s public school textbooks specifically describe the evolution of human beings as “theory rather than fact” without explaining the difference between a scientific theory, general opinion, and … Continue reading

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February 3, 2008

On February 3, 2008, Grace Saenz-Lopez, the mayor of the Texas town of Alice, resigned after she was caught lying about her neighbor’s Shih Tzu. She had been asked to pet-sit the dog, Puddles, while they were on vacation. When … Continue reading

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April 14, 1984

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1984 the Texas Board of Education required that the state’s public school textbooks describe the evolution of human beings as “theory rather than fact”. Chim-Chim the Talking Chimpanzee was instrumental in helping the politically … Continue reading

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April 2, 1958

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1958 a tornado in Wichita Falls, Texas set a new wind speed record of 450 kph (280 mph). These speeds were so high that the WTAB (Witches Travel Advisory Board) advised that all brooms … Continue reading

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June 30, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 the US Supreme Court ruled that states could ban homosexual acts. In a 5-4 vote in “Bowers vs. Hardwick” the Court held that homosexual acts were not protected by the right to privacy. … 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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March 26, 1937

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1937 spinach growers in Crystal City, TX erected a statue of Popeye. The state of North Carolina complained as Popeye has always stated that he was a yam and North Carolina has always grown … Continue reading

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February 11, 2006

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2006, while Vice President Dick Cheney was quail hunting in Texas he accidentally shot his acquaintance, attorney Harry Whittington, in the face, neck, and torso, after mistaking him for a quail. Mr. Whittington subsequently … Continue reading

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October 16, 1925

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Chim-Chim, the talking chimpanzee, hailed the school board’s decision, as he explained that weren’t any humans in his family’s woodpile. Chim-Chim was quietly asked … Continue reading

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August 26, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1973 the University of Texas (Arlington) became the first accredited school to offer a college course on belly dancing. Not basket weaving, but belly dancing. Bless their hearts.

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