Tag Archives: Early Americans

June 18, 1621

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1621 the first duel was fought in America between Edward Doty and Edward Lester. It was believed that they both wanted the nickname of Big Ed and had fallen into an argument over who … Continue reading

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May 30, 1783

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1783 the first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner called “The Pennsylvania Evening Post”. Within a week, the newspaper had received its first letter from a reader complaining about the … Continue reading

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May 20, 1774

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1774 Britain’s Parliament passed the Coercive Acts to punish the American colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. American’s were publicly chastised for failing to add unnecessary ‘u’s’ to words like behaviour, colour, and flavour … Continue reading

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April 15, 1813

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1817 the first ‘official’ American school for the deaf was opened in Hartford, CT. An earlier attempt was made at educating deaf children in Boston, MA in 1813, but the headmaster Jonathan Oglesvy shut … Continue reading

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November 25, 1792

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1792, the Farmer’s Almanac is first published. It instantly became the 2nd most popular book/magazine in an American’s home and the most useful. Its popularity will not be replaced until 1888, when the first … Continue reading

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November 19, 1620

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1620, the Pilgrims sighted Cape Cod and dropped to their knees in prayer and thanksgiving, as the voyage had been long and physically sickening, with much discomfort with sea sickness and the poor selection … Continue reading

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November 13, 1789

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and the ability of a woman to … Continue reading

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