Tag Archives: Boston

September 30, 1961

On September 30, 1961, Medford, Oregon Mayor, JW Snyder sent a check of $1.96 to the Davison and Newman Company for their share of the tea that was destroyed and thrown overboard in Boston in 1773. Davison and Newman Co., … Continue reading

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April 24, 1895

On April 24, 1895, American Joshua Slocum started his journey that would see him finish the first solo circumnavigation of the world. He left Boston, Massachusetts in his sloop, the “Spray” and sailed single-handed around the world. He stopped at … 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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January 18, 1644

On January 18, 1644, the first documented case of a USO/UFO (Unidentified Submerged Object/Unindentified Flying Object) was made. John Winthrop’s, the Governor of Massachusetts, diary had an entry detailing the event. In it, he stated that three men in a … 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 21, 1858

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1858, the first electric burglar alarm was installed in Boston, MA by the innovative firm of Rube, Gold, and Berg, Inc. This new technology was attached to all the windows in the house. When … Continue reading

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January 15, 1919

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1919 a 30 foot wall of molasses washed through Boston and killed 21 people. Really, a 30 foot wall of molasses washed through Boston and drowned 21 people. Apparently, there are a lot of … Continue reading

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October 26, 1934

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1934, while Washington Senators player-manager Joe Cronin was honeymooning with his wife Mildred Robertson, the niece and adopted daughter of Senators owner Clark Griffith, his contract was sold to the Boston Red Sox. Cronin … Continue reading

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August 10

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com 1859 – In Boston, MA the first milk inspectors were appointed. Six months later, James Standwich petitioned the Boston City Council and was appointed the city’s first and official ‘Teet’ Inspector. Within a week 176 … Continue reading

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November 27, 1839

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1839, the American Statistical Association was founded in Boston. 57.57% of the founding members died virgins and the other 42.43% members’ descendants eventually produced 71.8% of the actuaries and baseball statisticians alive today.

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