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September 22, 1598

On September 22, 1598, English playwright and director Ben Jonson was arrested and indicted for manslaughter for killing one of his actors, Gabriel Spencer, in a duel. Apparently even in 1598, actors and writers couldn’t get along very well. Gabriel … Continue reading

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October 7, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place to finish his term. Arnold was also re-elected for a second term. All women named Sarah … Continue reading

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September 29, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1963 “My Favorite Martian” premiered on CBS-TV. It starred Ray Walston as the Martian and Bill Bixby as his hapless human caretaker. It ran from 1963 until 1966, which were also the years when … Continue reading

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August 23, 1995

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1995, Larry Hagman, who played Major Nelson on ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and J.R. Ewing on ‘Dallas’ had a liver transplant. As his original liver was being removed, the new liver screamed and cried … Continue reading

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