Tag Archives: weapons tech

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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August 31, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1998 a ballistic missile was fired over Japan by North Korea. The missile came apart while it was in flight and landed in stages in the waters around Japan. North Korea claimed there was … Continue reading

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August 30, 1146

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1146, European leaders outlawed the crossbow. The NCA (The National Crossbow Association) quickly came out and protested to King Louie VII, King Stephen, and King Conrad III that if crossbows were outlawed, then only … Continue reading

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