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September 6, 1951

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1951 on September 6, William Burroughs (1914-1997) American writer and drug addict was playing ‘William Tell” with his wife Joan Vollmer in Mexico City. They and their friends had been drinking heavily all day … Continue reading

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August 28, 1845

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1845 Scientific American published its first issue and the lead story was “Improving Rail-Road Cars”. It quickly became a well respected magazine in the scientific community due to printing articles about space research, botany … Continue reading

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August 16, 1984

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1984 an LA federal jury acquitted John DeLorean on cocaine charges. The police were extremely confused as all the cocaine confiscated during the arrest went missing during the trial. The lead prosecutor, John “Trip” … Continue reading

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August 8, 1988

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1988 Secretary of State George Shultz narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Laz Paz, Bolivia, when a bomb exploded in the middle of his motorcade. Cocaine traffickers were blamed and when the driver of … Continue reading

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July 29, 1951/1961/1966/1978/1994/2020

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1951, Bob Dylan was injured in a red-wagon accident when he drove it off a cliff. His stuff pet tiger was uninjured. On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1953 Bob Dylan was injured in … Continue reading

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