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September 4, 1998

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1998 while in Ireland, U.S. President Clinton said the words “I’m sorry” for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible. The Irish were quick to ask … Continue reading

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August 27, 1998

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1998 “Titanic” became the first movie in North America to earn more than $600 million dollars. This huge sum of money was due to the massive number of women and girls between the ages … Continue reading

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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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July 19, 1946

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1946 Norma Jean Baker acted in her first screen test. The assistant director, Ben Lyon of Fox Studios, who reviewed her wrote, “Nice legs and a pretty smile, but no one will pay to … Continue reading

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July 16, 1439

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1439 the Parliament of King Henry VI banned kissing. The was in response to a particularly virulent infection that was being spread and after having determined that evil spirits, the evil eye, and smoke-free … Continue reading

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July 6, 1983

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1983 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender. They had to find another reason or reasons to do so, such as … Continue reading

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March 23, 1981

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1981 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not for women. As the all male court explained in their post decision brief, while a 25 to … Continue reading

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February 6, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997, Diane Blood, age 32, of Worksop, England, won the right to use her dead husband’s sperm to become pregnant. Her husband, Stephen, died from bacterial meningitis in 1995. At the time of his … Continue reading

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January 28, 1393

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1393, The “Ball of Burning Men” was a masquerade ball held in Paris, in which the King of France, Charles VI, almost died. It was held by Queen Isabeau to celebrate the third marriage … Continue reading

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January 27, 1888

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, DC to further the discovery of new plants, animals, and cultures of the world. It was NOT founded to allow photographers to talk pictures of … Continue reading

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