Tag Archives: America

November 29, 1961

On November 29, 1961, Enos, an American chimpanzee was launched into space by NASA. He was the third hominid and first chimpanzee to achieve Earth orbit. The first two hominids were Soviet astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. The Americans … Continue reading

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September 15, 1775

On September 15, 1775, an early and unofficial American flag was raised by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after capturing Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white words “Send Nudez” spelled on it. This was … Continue reading

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August 26, 1952

On August 26, 1952, the city of San Francisco began fluoridating their water. Senator Joseph McCarthy railed against it, as he said it was a Communist Plot to turn Americans into cross-dressing homosexuals. J. Edgar Hoover, the Head of the … Continue reading

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August 20, 1923

On August 20, 1923, the “Shenandoah”, the first American dirigible was launched. It went airborne at its mooring in Lakehurst, NJ. The “Shenandoah” was cautioned about flying over Washington, DC when the Senate was is session as the large and … Continue reading

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August 18, 1587

On August 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child born on American soil of English parents, thereby becoming the first anchor baby in American history.

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August 2, 1791

On August 2, 1791, Americans Samuel Briggs and his son, Samuel Briggs, Jr., received a joint patent for their nail-making machine. They were the first father-son pair to receive an American patent. They really nailed it for the father-son contribution … Continue reading

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April 28, 1896

On April 28, 1896, the Addressograph was patented by J.S. Duncan. What is the Addressograph you ask? It was a machine that would print addresses on letters, thereby speeding up the process of mass mailings. Thank you J.S. Duncan, because … Continue reading

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April 27, 1938

On April 27, 1938, Geraldine Apponyi married King Zog of Albania. She was the first American to ever become an actual Queen of another country. To be fair, she never lived in America, nor was she born in America. She … Continue reading

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June 1, 1978

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1978 the U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow. Premier Kosygin was very unapologetic as he was heard to say, “Wiretaps? Of course there are wiretaps on their phones. … Continue reading

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April 13, 1976

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1976 the US Federal Reserve re-introduced the $2 bill back into the American wild as part of the bicentennial celebration. The original $2 bill almost died out in 1966 when the monetary unit was … Continue reading

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