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August 26, 1920

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1920 the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth. The politicians of the era admitted that while the missionary … Continue reading

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August 16, 1841

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1841 an effigy of US President John Tyler was set on fire and burned on the White House lawn. The effigy was set up on the lawn by his own political party, The Whigs, … 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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July 28, 1866

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1866 the metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States. Parents and teachers and preachers all started to immediately complain. They said that … Continue reading

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June 17, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1963 the US Supreme Court ruled against the required reading of the Bible and forced school prayer in public schools. Pastafarians throughout the United States were overjoyed when this happened as they believed they … Continue reading

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January 19, 1861

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. The reason it gave was that all the other cool states were doing it and that Abraham Lincoln wasn’t its real father, George Washington was its real father. … Continue reading

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October 23, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1987 France performed a nuclear test at Muruora Island in the South Pacific and the US performed one at the Nevada Test Site. While the US bomb explosion was of course bigger and packed … Continue reading

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October 5, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com 1988 a debate was held between the Democratic and Republican candidates for vice president, Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle. During the debate, in a heated moment, Lloyd Bentson told Dan Quayle “You’re no Jack Kennedy,” … Continue reading

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August 18, 1914

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1914 the “Proclamation of Neutrality” was issued by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. It was aimed at keeping the U.S. out of World War I. Switzerland sent a cake and welcomed America to the “gray” … Continue reading

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July 28th, 1941

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1941 plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives after consulting with the Arkham architectural firm of Derleth and Smith. When asked by the military and the House why build … Continue reading

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