Tag Archives: Texas

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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August 8, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991 Carlos Santana pleaded no contest to a marijuana possession charge in Texas. He was at first adamant that he wanted to have a trial by his peers, but when he was informed by … Continue reading

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March 16, 1836

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1836 – The Republic of Texas approved their new constitution. Texas also wrote a Bill of Rights to be included with their new-fangled constitution and it included the following ‘Rights’ and some ‘Wrongs’. You … Continue reading

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