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October 8, 1964

On October 8, 1964, Ringo Starr passed his English driving test at the age of 24. He said it became extremely easy once he realized you needed to be completely sober and drug free before you take the test. Close Bookmark … Continue reading

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June 1, 1896

On June 1, 1896, the first recorded automobile theft happened in Paris, France. Early automobile enthusiast Baron de Zuylen’s Peugot went missing. He’d taken it to the manufacturer for repairs and the mechanic, after fixing it, drove it like he … Continue reading

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May 30, 1896

On May 30, 1896, the first automobile accident occurred in New York City. Automobilist Henry Wells of Springfield, Massachusetts struck cyclist Ebeling Thomas with his horseless carriage. Witnesses said that Wells appeared to lose control of his noisy contraption and … Continue reading

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February 5th, 1952

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1952 the first “Don’t Walk” sign was installed in New York City to help combat the growing number of deaths resulting from pedestrian accidents. One year later after the number of pedestrian deaths dropped … Continue reading

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February 26, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930, the first red and green traffic lights were installed in New York City, following the lead of Detroit in 1920. Red-green colorblind drivers were left to guess when to go, as there were … Continue reading

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