Tag Archives: Children

November 10, 1969

On November 10, 1969, “Sesame Street” premiered on PBS TV. Automatonophobia reared its ugly head and the rational fear of Muppets was created in a generation of children. When children would go to bed and ask their parents, “Will Kermit … Continue reading

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August 17, 1939

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2007 six former surviving research subjects were rewarded almost $1 million dollars in compensation from the state of Iowa. The six people were orphans that were used in a 1939 Iowa University study that … Continue reading

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June 13, 1920

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1920 the U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post, even those weighing less than the maximum weight limit of 11 pounds. Before 1920, there were several documented … Continue reading

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