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March 20, 1885

On March 20, 1885, Jan Matzeliger of Lynn, Massachusetts patented the shoe lacing machine. He’d previously patented a machine that manufactured shoes, putting thousands of gnomes out of business. When Quamorra Leathertack of the International Brotherhood of Gnomist Machinists and … Continue reading

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March 19, 1883

On March 19, 1883, Jan Matzeliger of Lynn, Massachusetts invented the first machine that manufactured entire shoes. This invention did two things. First, it made shoes much more affordable for the common man. Second, it put shoe making gnomes right … Continue reading

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March 4, 2008

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2008, Gary Gygax the creater of Dungeons and Dragons died at the age of 69. Contrary to conservative southern preachers, the devil did not show up in person to collect his soul. He sent … Continue reading

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