Tag Archives: defenestration

May 23, 1618

On May 23, 1618, a new word entered the World’s lexicon. The Protestant citizens of Prague got mad at their ruling elite and decided to throw the two Regents and their secretary out of a third-floor window. The three men… Continue reading

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April 8, 1766

On April 8, 1766, the first fire escape was supposedly patented. There is a rudimentary drawing that showed a wicker basket attached to a rope and pulley system that would allow people to lower themselves to the ground from a … Continue reading

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July 9, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993 a Toronto lawyer performed the act of accidental self-defenestration. From the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower, attorney Garry Hoy would performed the ultimate “Hey ya’ll, look at this!” moment for new … Continue reading

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May 23, 1618

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1618, The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window from the upper floors of the Hradcany Castle in Prague by a mob of Protestants. They fell … Continue reading

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