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March 21, 1925

On March 21, 1925, the state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. This law made it a crime for any teacher in any state-supported public school, including colleges and universities, to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the … 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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August 27, 410

On August 27, 410 CE, the Visigoths finally ended their sacking of Rome. When questioned, most of the barbarians said that a good sacking of a world-class city is like a bunch of fish. After three days, it just begins … Continue reading

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February 16, 600 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 600 AD Pope Gregory the Great decreed that when a person sneezed, the only correct response was to say “God Bless You” as quickly as possible. This was to keep the sneezer’s soul from … Continue reading

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August 12, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1988 “The Last Temptation of Christ” opened in movie theaters across the United States. The negative publicity and outcry from conservative Christians actually caused more people to be tempted to go and see this … Continue reading

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July 7, 1456

On this date in 1456 a retrial verdict acquited Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death and declared that an innocence woman was convicted of heresy. Two days later, Joan’s mother, Isabelle Romee, tried to contact her … Continue reading

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