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July 12, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960 manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch® and soon afterwards the first commercials for this toy were shown during the Saturday morning cartoon schedule. Children all across the United States learned an important … Continue reading

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July 8th, 1881

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1881 Edward Berner, a druggist in Two Rivers, WI poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. Until this date chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas. Druggists and soda-jerks … Continue reading

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February 8, 1802

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1802, Simon Willard patented the banjo clock. Even his wife and children swore he was on drugs, and not the good kind.

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November 15, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1901 – Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid so he could listen to what his wife, Delores was saying. Very soon afterwards, he patented the turn-off switch for said hearing aid.

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