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February 15, 399 BCE

On February 15, 399 BCE, Socrates was sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youths and impiety toward the gods. It seemed the ‘Gadfly’ of Athens asked the ‘wrong’ philosophical questions and embarrassed … Continue reading

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April 6, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. Many of the better known events were held, like the marathon, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, and swimming. But there was one event that did … Continue reading

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October 29, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1998, the oldest known copy of Archimedes’ work sold for $2 million at a New York auction. It was a diagram of a crudely drawn man holding the end of a very long lever … Continue reading

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