Category Archives: 20th Century

Historical Facts from 1901 to 2000 CE

November 21, 1953

On November 21, 1953, the British Museum revealed that the 40-year-long hoax of the Piltdown Man was officially ended. The Museum stated that the Piltdown Man was a “perfectly executed and carefully prepared fraud” that was conceived, planned and executed … Continue reading

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November 20, 1980

On November 20, 1980, on Jefferson Island in the middle of Lake Pigneur, Louisiana, Texaco oil company had one of the biggest ‘oh shit’ moments in history. One of their oil rigs unknowingly pierced the top of the salt dome … Continue reading

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November 17, 1973

On November 17, 1973, US President Richard Nixon met with Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida and told them “the American people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.” … Continue reading

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November 15, 1989

On November 15, 1989, the first “Batman” film was released on video tape. For the people born after 1999, video tape was the extinct technology that people used to watch movies at home on their televisions. They would insert the … Continue reading

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November 13, 1956

On November 13, 1956, the US Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. They refused to rule on religious segregation as the Baptists were going to sit in the back anyway, while the Catholics would … Continue reading

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November 12, 1964

On November 12, 1964, American Paula Murphy set the women’s land speed record of 226.37 mph. Her kids said that if you think she was fast then, you should see her move when they back-sass her. They said it was … Continue reading

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November 11, 1998

On November 11, 1998, professional stupid Canadian Jay Cochrane set the record for the longest blindfolded skywalk. A ‘skywalk’ is walking a tightrope between two buildings. Jay Cochrane put one foot in front of the other on a tightrope between … Continue reading

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November 10, 1969

On November 10, 1969, “Sesame Street” premiered on PBS TV. Automatonophobia reared its ugly head and the rational fear of Muppets was created in a generation of children. When children would go to bed and ask their parents, “Will Kermit … Continue reading

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November 7, 1991

On November 7, 1991, actor Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, pled no contest to charges of animal cruelty. Mr. Reubens had been arrested in Sarasota, Florida for spanking his monkey in an adult movie theater. The monkey was told … Continue reading

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November 6, 1966

On November 6, 1966, NBC became the first television network to televise its entire lineup in color. Huge swaths of the Midwest rejoiced as that part of the US wasn’t expecting to become colorized until late 1969. Teenagers exclaimed at … Continue reading

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