Tag Archives: California

August 17, 1995

On August 17, 1995, a first occurred. Security guards removed Courtney Love from the stage after she began fighting with her fans because they weren’t cheering loud enough to suit her during the last night of the Lollapalooza tour in … Continue reading

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August 15, 1960

On August 15, 1960, it was reported that a UFO was sighted by two California highway patrolmen searching for a speeding motorcyclist. Patrolmen Stanley Scott and Charles Carson claimed that it was a large red glowing football shaped object. It … Continue reading

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July 10, 1913

On July 10, 1913, the temperature in Death Valley, California hit 134 °F, the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. The Devil and his entourage immediately bought time-shares and now spend their Christmas break there every year.

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April 10, 1992

On April 10, 1992, just outside Needles, California, comedian Sam Kinison died when his car was struck by a pickup truck on a desert road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He went immediately to hell and the devil looked … Continue reading

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April 7, 1864

On April 7, 1864, the first camel race was put on by Samuel McLenegham in Sacramento, California. Mr. McLenegham had purchased the camels from the US Army after its failed attempt to establish a Camel Corp that could transport goods … Continue reading

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February 4, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999 former child actor Gary Coleman was sentenced to a $400 fine, a suspended 90-day jail sentence, and ordered to attend 52 anger-management classes. The sentence stemmed from when Coleman assaulted autograph seeker Tracy … Continue reading

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August 18, 1985

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1985, Peter and Barbara Pan were found in their blood-soaked bed in Lake Merced, a housing development in San Francisco. Both Peter and Barabra had been shot in the head. Peter Pan (66), an … Continue reading

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February 22, 1923

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1923, the first successful chinchilla farm opened in Los Angeles, CA. It was the first farm of its kind in the US as the chinchilla had proven hard to transplant from its native Andes … Continue reading

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October 22, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 Chester Carlson was able to demonstrate and use successfully his dry copying paper method. Thus was the born the beginning of the Xerox copying machine. Alas, it would be twenty-four years before Enos … Continue reading

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October 13, 1987

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1987, in San Diego, CA, the US Navy use dolphins as a military aid for the first time. The dolphins, Steve and Larry, where used to detect underwater mines and swimmers and report back … Continue reading

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