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October 6, 1880

On October 6, 1880, the National League booted out the Cincinnati Reds for selling beer during their game. It was a different era. Contrast this to June 4, 1974 when the Texas Rangers played the Cleveland Indians on 10 cent … Continue reading

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April 19, 1861

On April 19, 1861 Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe completed a test flight of a hot air balloon that he was going to try and use to make a transatlantic attempt. He sailed 900 miles in nine hours from Cincinnati, Ohio … Continue reading

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October 6, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1880 the National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling beer and playing on Sundays. Instead of agreeing to comply with the National League’s rules, the team disbanded. A completely new team was … Continue reading

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September 7, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1880, George Ligowsky of Cincinnati was granted a patent for his device that threw clay pigeons for trapshooters. His original idea was one based upon a trebuchet and the illustration that was sent with … Continue reading

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April 1, 1853

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1853 Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary. Before that, they were paid per fire fought. Curiously, the number of fires per month in Cincinnati dropped over the … Continue reading

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March 7, 1908

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1908 Cincinnati’s mayor, Mark Breith (all 120 lbs of him) announced before the city council that, “Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles.” The very next day, Mayor Breith called a new meeting … Continue reading

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