Tag Archives: Florida

November 7, 1991

On November 7, 1991, actor Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, pled no contest to charges of animal cruelty. Mr. Reubens had been arrested in Sarasota, Florida for spanking his monkey in an adult movie theater. The monkey was told … Continue reading

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September 25, 1992

On September 25, 1992, in Orlando, Florida, 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley was legally divorced from his biological parents. Twelve, thirteen, and fourteen year-olds throughout the United States immediately threatened to divorce their parents when their later curfews, smoking attempts, and back-sassing … Continue reading

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August 3, 1985

On August 3, 1985, mail service was returned to a nudist colony in Paradise Lake, Florida. It had been suspended because the mailperson had complained about delivering mail to a bunch of naked men and women. The original postal worker … Continue reading

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February 22, 1819

On February 22, 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States via the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. No money was exchanged but the western boundaries of the United States and the Spanish Territories in the Americas were negotiated. This treaty … Continue reading

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February 12, 1733

On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe and his colonists on his ship, the ‘Anne’ landed and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia, and started the British Colony of Georgia, which was named after the English King who gave … Continue reading

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June 3, 1539

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1539 Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain by landing near Tampa Bay, finding a convenient palm tree, peeing on the trunk and yelling dibs. It was a good time to be an explorer.

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November 5th, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999 professional basketball player Dennis Rodman and model Carmen Electra were both arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence at a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida that was caused by an argument that … Continue reading

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September 20, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the Jim Morrison, the lead singer of the rock group The Doors, pled guilty to the charges of indecent exposure and profanity for his antics at a concert in Miami, Florida. He claimed … Continue reading

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April 8, 1513

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1513 explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain. He also established jean shorts and wife-beater t-shirts as the official formalwear for the territory.

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April 3, 1513

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida at 4PM close to St. Augustine. As he landed, he and his crew noticed that the older natives were happily lining up at a … Continue reading

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