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August 23, 1858

On August 23, 1858, the play “Ten Nights in a Barroom” opened at the National Theater in New York City. It told the story of Sam, an ex-cricket player from Ireland who bought the bar and renamed it “What’s It … Continue reading

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July 23, 1885

On July 23, 1885, former President and Civil War General, Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer, which was caused by his heavy daily smoking of cigars and drinking cheap whiskey in non-moderation amounts. Two wars and the stress of … Continue reading

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July 5, 1841

On July 5, 1841, Thomas Cook of Leicester, England started the first travel agency. On that date in 1841, Thomas Cook escorted 500 people, who paid one shilling each to travel from Leiscester Campbell railway station to a teetotaler rally … Continue reading

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February 15, 2013

On February 15, 2013 a meteor exploded over Russia, bringing back memories of the Tunguska Event, when a meteor exploded over the Siberian Forest on June 30, 1908.  Although the Chelyabinsk falling space rock did not cause the super-enormous damage … Continue reading

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January 24, 1935

On January 24, 1935, the first canned beer, Krueger’s Cream Ale was sold by American company, Krueger Brewing Co., in Richmond, Virginia, about 14 months after the end of Prohibition. People at first were skeptical about the new invention, but … Continue reading

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January 18, 1644

On January 18, 1644, the first documented case of a USO/UFO (Unidentified Submerged Object/Unindentified Flying Object) was made. John Winthrop’s, the Governor of Massachusetts, diary had an entry detailing the event. In it, he stated that three men in a … Continue reading

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June 21, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1974 the U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence. They also decided that telling kids that the reason why 1st grade teacher Mrs. Kellen’s … Continue reading

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May 29, 1660

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English Throne after the Puritan Commonwealth was overthrown by the people of England. Oliver Cromwell took over England in 1649 and instituted a very religious, dour government … Continue reading

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May 26, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930, the US Supreme Court ruled that buying liquor does not violate the Constitution.

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May 7, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in1789 the first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City and most considered it a rousing success, except for when Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson started drinking and singing. Martha Washington screamed … Continue reading

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