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December 27, 2010

On December 27, 2010, police responded to a frightened and concerned husband. He’d received word that his young wife had been kidnapped and if he sent 20,000 euros to the account provided, the kidnappers would release his wife unharmed. He … Continue reading

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December 19, 1922

On December 19, 1922, serial bigamist Theresa Vaughn, age 24, confessed in court in Sheffield, England to having been married over 62 times since 1917 in 50 cities in three different countries. She said it was like eating chips, it … Continue reading

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November 28, 2005

On November 28, 2005 a 22-year-old man named Ronald MacDonald was charged with stealing money from a safe at a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant in Manchester, New Hampshire. Officer Big Mac, the arresting officer, said Wendy Thomas had spied Mr. MacDonald … Continue reading

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June 14, 1594

On June 14, 1594, Jacob Kroger was hanged in Edinburgh, Scotland for stealing the jewels of Anne of Denmark, the wife of James VI of Scotland. Kroger was a German goldsmith who had accompanied Anne’s royal court to Scotland in… Continue reading

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February 28, 1951

On February 28, 1951, a Senate committee issued a report that stated that there were two at least ‘two’ major crime syndicates in the United States. When asked about the Republican and Democratic parties, the committee quickly said, ‘They are … Continue reading

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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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February 5th, 1952

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1952 the first “Don’t Walk” sign was installed in New York City to help combat the growing number of deaths resulting from pedestrian accidents. One year later after the number of pedestrian deaths dropped … Continue reading

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November 4, 1879

November 4, 2014 On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1879, James Ritty patented the first cash register. He did so to combat the stealing his bartenders were doing in his Dayton, Ohio saloon. The bartenders quickly learned the trick of … Continue reading

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June 19, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939 in Atlanta, GA, legislation was enacted that disallowed pinball machines in the city. It was thought that playing pinball would lead to drinking, gambling, prostitution, juvenile delinquency, premature baldness and the writing of … Continue reading

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November 26, 1975

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1975, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, CA for trying to assassinate US President Gerald Ford on September 5th. While President Ford was relieved that Ms. Fromme was … Continue reading

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