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March 31, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, Whitcomb L. Judsen of Chicago, Illinois was issued a US patent (No. 557,207) for a hookless fastener based on a slider. His original idea was designed to allow shoes to be fastened instead … Continue reading

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March 24, 1837

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1837 Canadia gave blacks the right to vote. Six months later they told them where the voting poll locations were. Several prominent American politicians, from both the North and the South, warned their northern … Continue reading

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March 8, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1775 Joseph Priestley discovered that mice needed oxygen to live. When asked why he used mice for his experimentation, Priestly said that they were easy to capture, could be stored in small cages, and … Continue reading

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March 2, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011 researchers from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared that the Eastern Cougar was officially extinct as there were no breeding populations left in New Jersey or New York. The declaration … Continue reading

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March 1, 2007

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2007 the Swiss Army mistakenly invaded Liechtenstein. The Swiss President, Micheline Calmy-Rey, claimed that the 171 strong Swiss Army Company incorrectly read their map during a military exercise and travelled two kilometers into Liechtenstein … Continue reading

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February 25, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 Pamela Lee had her husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges. When the police try to explain to her that she “did” marry a tripod, she shook her head and said, “No, no, … Continue reading

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February 18, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979 snow fell in the Sahara. The snowstorm took place in Southern Algeria and lasted for only 30 minutes. The was the first time in recorded history that snow had fallen in the Sahara. … Continue reading

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February 17, 1454

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1454 at a grand feast and after many, many drinks, Philip the Good of Burgundy took the “vow of the pheasant” by which he swore to fight the Turks. At that time the Turks … Continue reading

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February 11, 1878

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1878 the first U.S. bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, was formed. This was before gears and to have a speedy, fast bike, required the front wheel (which was the pedaling wheel) to be bigger … Continue reading

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September 9, 1893

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1893 U.S. President Grover Cleveland’s wife, Frances Cleveland, gave birth to a daughter, Esther. It was the first time a president’s child was born in the White House. Which was better than what he’d … Continue reading

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