Tag Archives: World War I

December 25, 1914

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1914 during World War I, British and German troops observed an unofficial truce to celebrate Christmas Day. It is believed the Germans made the first move. During the evening of December 24 they delivered … Continue reading

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November 17, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913, Kaiser Wilhem of Germany banned his the officers of his armed forces from dancing the tango while in uniform. He, like so many of the stodgy upper class and religious leaders of that … 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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June 14, 1932

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1932, Tennessee Representative Edward Eslicked died from a heart attack on the House Floor as he was pleading for the passage of the Wright Patman World War I Bonus Bill, which would have given … Continue reading

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April 22, 1915

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas. The Brits claimed they had a slight natural immunity as they had been fighting alongside the bean … Continue reading

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July 12, 1918

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY, July 12th, 1918 Haiti declared war on Germany, one of the last countries to do so. Both sides of the conflict saw Haiti as the slow, pudgy kid that smelled funny and laughed at all … Continue reading

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