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June 14, 1866

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1866, the country of Liechtenstein was required by treaty to send troops to help in the Austro-Prussian War. The Prince sent 80 soldiers and at the end of the seven weeks war the troops … Continue reading

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May 15, 1718

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1718 the first machine gun was patented by James Puckle and he named it the Puckle Gun. The prototype was tested and it was able to fire 63 rounds in seven minutes at a … Continue reading

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May 13, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1846 the US declared war on Mexico two months after fighting began. When the US was asked why it took so long to declare war with their southern neighbor, President Polk said war is … Continue reading

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December 10, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906, US President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. The Japanese and Russian governments stated they didn’t have … Continue reading

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July 2, 1298

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1298 an army led by Albert of Austria defeated and killed Adolf of Nassua near Worms, Germany. Unknown to historians was that Albert of Austria was in fact, Albert Kleinistein, a temporial scientist from … Continue reading

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June 7, 1557

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1557, England declared war on France. France sighed and said, “Again? Declare and win one war in 1066 and the English never let you forget it.”

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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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May 23, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1618, The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window from the upper floors of the Hradcany Castle in Prague by a mob of Protestants. They fell … Continue reading

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May 13, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1846 the U.S. declared that it was at war with East-Mexico and that it had always been at war with East-Mexico.

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May 7, 2014

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 525 AD the German peasants’ revolt was crushed by the ruling class and church. Proving once again that superior weapons, armor, and an elite fighting forces that are trained in the use of those … Continue reading

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