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April 20, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1998 the German terrorist group, Red Army Faction, announced their dissolution after 28 years of terroristic activities. When asked why they were breaking up, the leader of the Red Army Faction said, “We’re just … Continue reading

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March 14, 1899

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1899, Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin was issued a US patent for his invention of the ‘Navigable Balloon’. This rigid airship was known as the Zeppelin. Nothing twisted, just thought it was interesting that the … Continue reading

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August 7, 1620

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1620, German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler’s mother, Katharina, was arrested for being a witch and practicing witchcraft. She allegedly caused one woman to become sick and turned one man into a newt. … Continue reading

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April 6th, 1983

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1983 Abelard Hattensperger was found dead and alone on his boat on Lake Biggesee, Germany. It was determined by the coroner and police that he was killed by being struck by lightning, but they’ve … Continue reading

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December 25, 1914

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1914 during World War I, British and German troops observed an unofficial truce to celebrate Christmas Day. It is believed the Germans made the first move. During the evening of December 24 they delivered … Continue reading

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November 17, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913, Kaiser Wilhem of Germany banned his the officers of his armed forces from dancing the tango while in uniform. He, like so many of the stodgy upper class and religious leaders of that … Continue reading

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September 23, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1846 astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune. When asked the press of the day asked him why he named it after the Roman god of the seas, Galle stated that his first … Continue reading

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May 26, 17 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 17 AD, in a bit of historical serendipity, Germanicus of Rome celebrated his victory over the Germans. You’d have thought those early Germans would have noticed his name and forseen the outcome and would … Continue reading

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April 22, 1915

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas. The Brits claimed they had a slight natural immunity as they had been fighting alongside the bean … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2011, the Australian passport rules were changed to allowed indeterminate to be listed as a gender along with male and female. Rejected were; (1) Man trapped in a woman’s body, (2) Woman trapped in … Continue reading

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