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February 16, 1905

On February 16, 1905, the first United States Esperanto club was organized in Boston, Massachusetts. It would be the nerdiest club in America until the invention of the Klingon language in 1984 elevated Star Trek conventions to the number one … Continue reading

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December 18, 1996

On December 18, 1996, the Oakland, California school board passed a resolution that officially declared “Ebonics” a language or dialect. The speakers and proponents of Esperanto scoffed and said, “Give it a year or two and see if it lasts.” … Continue reading

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September 26, 2010

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 2010 Georgia changed it second language to English with Merican officially recognized as its first. Many of the esteemed Georgian representatives and state senators were interviewed and asked why this had to been done … Continue reading

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July 30, 1419

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1419, Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of the executed dictionary reformer, Jan Hus, stormed into Prague and threw all seven members of the Catholic Dictionary Council out the window of the Council House, killing most from … Continue reading

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July 15, 1799

On July 15th, 1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign. The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian stone stele inscribed with a decree issued at … Continue reading

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