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August 4, 1954

On August 4, 1954, the ‘Uranium Rush’ began in Saskatchewan, Canada. Miners flocked to the area to try their hands at finding the valuable ore. A Uranium Rush is very similar to a Gold Rush, but with more nausea and vomiting… Continue reading

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April 19, 1960

On April 19, 1960, baseball uniforms began displaying players’ names on the back. This made it much easier for Philadelphia fans to boo and curse the opposing teams’ players, as well as their own when they really screwed up. New … Continue reading

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December 13, 1988

On December 13, 1988, a bankruptcy judge in Columbia, South Carolina, ordered that the assets of the PTL (Praise The Lord) television ministry be sold to a Toronto real estate developer for $65 million. Turns out that Jim and Tammy … Continue reading

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April 22, 1963

On April 22, 1963, Lester B. Pearson was sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada. He chose dagnabit, gee willickers, and fudging eh, as his swear words. Queen Elizabeth sent him a telegram congratulating him on his excellent … Continue reading

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April 21, 1918

On April 21, 1918, during World War I, German pilot Baron Manfred von Richthofen, “the Red Baron”, was shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. The Red Baron was considered the top ace of aerial combat during … Continue reading

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March 17, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1989 a series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that shut down the power grid over large regions of Canada and caused widespread power outages that prevented literally thousands of Canadians from … 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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