Tag Archives: bicycles

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 11, 1878

On February 11, 1878, the first bicycle club was formed in the United States, the Boston Bicycle Club. Adventurous young men sporting their Eton caps, Bowler hats and Natties could be found racing their huge-wheeled penny-farthings around town and flaunting … Continue reading

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April 2, 1958

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1958 a tornado in Wichita Falls, Texas set a new wind speed record of 450 kph (280 mph). These speeds were so high that the WTAB (Witches Travel Advisory Board) advised that all brooms … Continue reading

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February 11, 1878

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1878 the first U.S. bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, was formed. This was before gears and to have a speedy, fast bike, required the front wheel (which was the pedaling wheel) to be bigger … Continue reading

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February 25, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974, Veronica and Colin Scargill of England began a tandem bicycle ride that began in New York City and lasted until August 27, 1975 and saw the couple cross the entire world and spanned … Continue reading

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