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June 3, 1938

On June 3, 1938, the leaders of the German Reich voted to confiscate all so-called “degenerate art”. Art that showed beautiful naked women. Art that included paintings and photographs of beautiful naked women. And the leaders of… Continue reading

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June 2, 1899

On June 2, 1899, Black Americans observed a day of fasting to protest against lynching. One hundred and twenty-one years later, black Americans are still protesting the sanctioned killings of unarmed black Americans. Continue reading

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June 1, 1494

On June 1, 1494, the first written evidence of scotch whiskey was documented in the world. King James IV of Scotland had eight bolls of malt delivered to Brother John Cor at Lindores Abbey in Fife so he could distill it into… Continue reading

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May 31, 1279 BCE

On May 31, 1279 BCE, Ramesses II, also called Ramesses the Great became Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. He is probably the greatest Pharaoh of the Ancient Egyptian empire. He captured territory from all of his… Continue reading

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May 30, 1842

On May 30, 1842, England’s little portly Queen Victoria proved to be quite the badass. On May 29, while she and her husband, Prince Albert were travelling by carriage down Constitution Hill, a man jumped up and pointed a pistol… Continue reading

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May 29, 1912

On May 29, 1912, the man decided to humbug the joy of fifteen working girls at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA. During their lunch break they decided to try that snazzy new dance, the Turkey Trot, and their… Continue reading

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May 28, 2020

Today, on May 28, 2020, it has once again come to the Twisted Historian’s attention, that science deniers are twits. Doesn’t matter if you buy Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, repost the nonsense from the fraudulent Dr. Mecola, believe… Continue reading

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May 27, 1961

Today, May 27, 1961, it is believed that the first black light was sold commercially to the general public. There is no confirmation of when, where, or to whom the black light was sold. Which is appropriate, as this sale… Continue reading

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May 26, 946

Today, May 26, 946 CE, King Edmund I of England was murdered. According to the chronicler John of Worcester, a convicted outlaw named Leofa attacked an unnamed seneschal of Edmund’s during a celebration of St. Augustine’s… Continue reading

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May 25, 2020

Today, May 25, 2020, is the 20th observance of Towel Day. This is the day when all hoopy froods know where their towels are, just in case a Vogon Battlecruiser is in an abducting mood. Rest well Douglas Adams and thanks for all… Continue reading

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