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November 20, 1980

On November 20, 1980, on Jefferson Island in the middle of Lake Pigneur, Louisiana, Texaco oil company had one of the biggest ‘oh shit’ moments in history. One of their oil rigs unknowingly pierced the top of the salt dome … Continue reading

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August 25, 1718

On August 25, 1718, France deposited hundreds of colonists in Louisiana. Some even settled in present-day, New Orleans. The colonists in New Orleans immediately began showing their boobs to strangers for beads. This didn’t really catch on with the tourists … Continue reading

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August 21, 1841

On August 21, 1841, the first US patent for a venetian blind was issued to John Hampson of New Orleans, Louisiana, thereby making it much easier to spy on the antics of your neighbors from the comfort of your own … Continue reading

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June 18, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959, the standing Governor of Louisiana, Governor Earl Long, was committed to a mental hospital in Mandeville, LA. While in the hospital, Long continued to run the affairs of the state of Louisiana, as … Continue reading

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February 21, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! 1988 in Baton Rouge, LA, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty of an unspecified sin. While he wouldn’t come out name it, he did say it rhymed with “tucking … Continue reading

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November 3, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY!  in 1998, Minnesota voters elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former pro wrestler as their governor. The states of Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Louisiana promptly had new elections and tried to elect Ric “Nature … Continue reading

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