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April 22, 1915

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas. The Brits claimed they had a slight natural immunity as they had been fighting alongside the bean … Continue reading

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March 29, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1901 the first federal elections were held in Australia. Two kangaroos and one koala bear won seats in the House of Representatives and Senate, but no women or indigenous people were elected or even … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2011, the Australian passport rules were changed to allowed indeterminate to be listed as a gender along with male and female. Rejected were; (1) Man trapped in a woman’s body, (2) Woman trapped in … Continue reading

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August 20, 1985

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1985, Hanspeter Beck of South Australia completed a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from the tip of Western Australia to the east coast of Australia and ended up in Melborne. The entire trip was … Continue reading

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July 11, 1921

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1921 – A truce was called in the Irish War of Independence as the Guinness Breweries in Dublin contracted a fungal infestation that required all the beer to either be poured out or drunk … Continue reading

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