Tag Archives: Circus

June 29, 1940

On June 29, 1940, New York mobsters assassinated the acrobatic highwire act, the Flying Graysons. The husband and wife team, ‘The Graysons’ were the main draw of Haly’s Circus and their trapeze act was sabotaged by a young and on-the-rise … Continue reading

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April 12, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1985 Federal inspectors declared that four animals of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus were not unicorns. They were goats that had a single horn surgically implanted on their foreheads. Also, the … Continue reading

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April 12, 1985

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1985 federal inspectors declared that four animals of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus were not unicorns. They were goats with horns that had been surgically implanted. They did verify that the … Continue reading

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October 20, 1873

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1873 Phineus T. (P.T.) Barnum opened a hippodrome in New York City and disappointed thousand of school age boys who thought it was going to be a 30 foot tall mechanical hippopotamus that would … Continue reading

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