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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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November 24, 1971

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1971, Dan “D.B.” Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines 727 and escaped by parachuting from the plane with $200,000 in ransom money over a deep woods area of Washington state. Mr. Cooper and the vast … Continue reading

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November 10, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1993 – John Wayne Bobbitt was acquitted on the charge of marital sexual assault against his wife who had sexually mutilated him. Lorena Bobbitt was also later acquitted of malicious wounding her husband. The … Continue reading

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October 29, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1998, the oldest known copy of Archimedes’ work sold for $2 million at a New York auction. It was a diagram of a crudely drawn man holding the end of a very long lever … Continue reading

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