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June 25, 1910

On June 25, 1910, the Mann Act was passed in the United States. In its original form, the act made it a felony to transport white women across state lines for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any … Continue reading

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January 17, 1984

On January 17, 1984, the US Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing did not violate federal copyright laws, thereby preventing every current and future American from becoming a felon. … Continue reading

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May 2, 2000

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2000 precision GPS became available to the public and Garmin and Tom-Tom soon became commonplace in most peoples’ cars in the Western Civilization. Car map sales have plummeted and most people born after 2000 … Continue reading

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August 20, 1998

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1998 Canadia’s Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede without the federal government’s consent. French Canadians in Quebec immediately laughed and jeered and said, all French-like, “Aha! You bourgeios pigs! That also means … Continue reading

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July 30, 1956

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1956 the phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto. But it never stated ‘which’ god.

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June 29, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011 Pope Benedict XVI announced the launch of the Vatican’s news website “Vatican General Information News Association” and it would be found at news.vagina. When the Pope was asked why name it news.vagina, he … Continue reading

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June 2, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 – Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law that prohibited alcohol. The state of New Hampshire and the country Canada quickly set up businesses and stores just across the state … 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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February 7, 1943

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1943, the US government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect on February 9, 1943. Each man, woman, and child was limited to the purchase of three pairs leather shoes a year, and … Continue reading

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