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July 11, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was published and quickly became a classic and won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961. Her cat, Mister Tiggly Wuggums, was extremely upset as he … Continue reading

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June 9, 1860

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1860 the book, “Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter” by Mrs. Ann Stevens, was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first published “dime novel.” Mrs. Stevens wrote several other … Continue reading

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May 25, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895 Oscar Wilde, a playwright, poet and novelist, was convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to prison in London. The Marquess of Queensbury accused him of being a homosexual and Oscar Wilde countersued … Continue reading

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October 3, 1849

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1849, American author Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under very mysterious circumstances; it was the last time he was seen in public before his death. There was … Continue reading

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September 6, 1951

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1951 on September 6, William Burroughs (1914-1997) American writer and drug addict was playing ‘William Tell” with his wife Joan Vollmer in Mexico City. They and their friends had been drinking heavily all day … Continue reading

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September 1, 1952

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1952 ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, was first published. His other novel, “The Old Man and His Wife Who Wouldn’t Shut the Hell Up and Gets … Continue reading

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