Tag Archives: American Colonies

January 11, 1770

On January 11, 1770, the first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London, England. The English had obviously decided that the Americans weren’t suffering enough being a colony and needed to be forced to eat a … Continue reading

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May 20, 1774

On May 20, 1774, Britain passed the Coercive Acts to punish the American colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. All American colonists were immediately prohibited from drinking coffee. Tea was to be the caffeinated beverage of choice. Also, rum was … Continue reading

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March 24, 1629

On March 24, 1629, Virginia passed the first game laws in the American colonies. It was determined that landing on “Free Parking” and collecting $200 quid plus all fines collected was a ‘house rule’ and should be stated before play … Continue reading

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March 25, 1668

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1668 the first horse race in America took place in New York. Also on this date the first cheating, lying, drinking, and gambling at a horse race occurred. The general consensus was that a … Continue reading

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March 10, 1656

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1656 in the American colony of Virginia, suffrage was extended to all free men regardless of their religion including Catholics, but pagans, atheists, and worshipers of the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster were still barred … Continue reading

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