Tag Archives: Germany

June 14, 1594

On June 14, 1594, Jacob Kroger was hanged in Edinburgh, Scotland for stealing the jewels of Anne of Denmark, the wife of James VI of Scotland. Kroger was a German goldsmith who had accompanied Anne’s royal court to Scotland in… Continue reading

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June 3, 1938

On June 3, 1938, the leaders of the German Reich voted to confiscate all so-called “degenerate art”. Art that showed beautiful naked women. Art that included paintings and photographs of beautiful naked women. And the leaders of… Continue reading

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May 10, 1933

On May 10, 1933, the ruling Nazi Party staged massive book burnings all throughout Germany. What kind of books did they burn? The books of traitors, emigrants and authors from foreign countries who the Germans thought were attacking the New … Continue reading

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November 30, 1487

On November 30, 1487, Germany enacted the first German Beer Purity Law in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria. He stated that beer should be brewed only from water, malt and hops. This prove so popular that in the … Continue reading

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July 17, 1917

On July 17, 1917 King George V, King of England decided it would be a good idea to change his family’s last name. It was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and extremely German, and since England was currently at war with Germany and its … Continue reading

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March 4, 1922

On March 4, 1922, the first vampire film premiered at the Berlin Zoological Garden, in Berlin, Germany. The film, Nosferatu, was directed by F.W. Murnau and starred Max Shreck, as Count Orlok, the Nosferatu. This was not your sparkly, forever … Continue reading

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April 20, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1998 the German terrorist group, Red Army Faction, announced their dissolution after 28 years of terroristic activities. When asked why they were breaking up, the leader of the Red Army Faction said, “We’re just … Continue reading

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August 31, 2011

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 2011 the German city of Bonn installed a meter to tax prostitutes. The prostitutes would have to pay six euros per night and it was installed near an industrial area frequented by prostitutes and … Continue reading

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July 10, 1609

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1609 the Catholic states in Germany created the Catholic League to counteract the Protestant Union, which had been formed in 1608. One important difference between the two separate Leagues was that the Catholic League … Continue reading

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April 6th, 1983

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1983 Abelard Hattensperger was found dead and alone on his boat on Lake Biggesee, Germany. It was determined by the coroner and police that he was killed by being struck by lightning, but they’ve … Continue reading

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