Tag Archives: Great Britain

January 12, 1998

On January 12, 1998, 19 European nations agreed to prohibit human cloning. The United States, Great Britain and Russia did not sign the accord. Russia said that technically if you combine bear DNA with human DNA, you weren’t actually cloning … Continue reading

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December 20, 1955

On December 20, 1955, the people of Wales proclaimed their new capital city and say they’re going to call it Llanrhosllannerchrugogagagog. Queen Elizabeth sent a message to them that just said, ‘try again.’ So they did. The people of Wales … Continue reading

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September 21, 1915

On September 21, 1915, British millionaire Cecil Chubb was attending an auction that the Antrobus family had put on following the death of the last surviving male Antrobus heir. While there, he was able to purchase an item for… Continue reading

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August 16, 1858

On August 16, 1858, telegraphed messages were sent over the newly laid trans-Atlantic cable between Britain’s Queen Victoria and US President James Buchanan. The first messages were the usual, flowery prose between 19th Century… Continue reading

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April 11, 1689

On April 11, 1689, William III and Mary II became co-sovereigns of Great Britain. If they had any children that could have succeeded to the throne, many mathematicians believe the offspring should have been named Milliam VI or Wary VI. … Continue reading

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November 28, 1967

On November 28, 1967, British Cambridge University postgraduate Jocelyn Bell Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish detected the first radio pulsars. Proving once again that a woman’s hearing is significantly better than most men’s. In fact, it was said that … Continue reading

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May 20, 1774

On May 20, 1774, Britain passed the Coercive Acts to punish the American colonists for their increasingly anti-British behavior. All American colonists were immediately prohibited from drinking coffee. Tea was to be the caffeinated beverage of choice. Also, rum was … Continue reading

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June 19, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the world’s longest sausage was created in London and it measured in at 13 miles long. Both Texas and Australia complained and said that they weren’t even given a chance to compete and … Continue reading

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July 1, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1997 the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, finally found the receipt from when the British Crown originally purchased Hong Kong from China in 1841 and was able to return the island. China refused to … Continue reading

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September 11, 1958

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1958 Great Britain performed atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island. Two years later the first sighting of flying reindeer were made in the airspace above Finland.

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