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The Twisted Historian wrote a book!

The Department of Historical Significance is the smallest, most poorly funded State Agency in Georgia. The DHS was chartered by the State of Georgia to protect and identify areas and objects of historical significance and value from Georgia’s past. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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February 5, 1958

On February 5, 1958, during a practice exercise, a US Air Force F-86 fighter plane collided with a B-47 bomber over the Atlantic Ocean near Tybee Island, Georgia. To protect the crew of the B-47, the plane jettisoned the nuclear … Continue reading

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January 10, 1967

On January 10, 1967, Lester “Axe Handle” Maddox was inaugurated as the Governor of Georgia. I would like to say he was the last racist governor elected in Georgia, but I can’t. Sonny “Good Ol’ Boy” Perdue was elected in 2002 and Brian “Shotgun-Covid”… Continue reading

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January 2, 1906

On January 2, 1906, Willis Carrier received a US patent for the world’s first air conditioner. Soon afterward, the cult of Willis Carrier began in Jesup, Georgia. Acolytes were easily identified as they were usually smiling and saying, “It’s not the… Continue reading

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December 17, 1969

On December 17, 1969, Secretary of the Air Force, Robert C. Seamans, Jr., closed the book on Project “Blue Book”. Project Blue Book was the Air Force’s 17-year study of UFOs and the study examined over 12,000 separate… Continue reading

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August 22, 2019

On August 22, 2019 the city council of Bielefeld, Germany offered a €1 million Euro reward to any human being who could provide “incontrovertible evidence” of its nonexistence. For the last 25 years conspiracy theorists in… Continue reading

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July 27, 1377

On July 27, 1377, the first example of a quarantine occurred in the city of Rugusa, which is now Dubroknik, Croatia. The city council passed a law that required newcomers from plague areas to isolate for 30 days, and then… Continue reading

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July 4, 2019

On July 4, 2019, Mad Magazine announced it would stop publishing new material after 67 years of providing the sophomoric and infantile humor that 15-year old boys as well as men and women with a 15-year old boy’s sense of humor… Continue reading

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March 21, 1925

On March 21, 1925, the state of Tennessee enacted the Butler Act. This law made it a crime for any teacher in any state-supported public school, including colleges and universities, to teach any theory that was in contradiction to the … Continue reading

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February 5, 1777

On February 5, 1777, Georgia became the first US state to abolish the entail and primogeniture system of inheritance. What is entail and primogeniture? It’s where the first born or eldest surviving son is the only legal inheritor of his … Continue reading

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