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November 3, 1998

On November 3, 1998, the state of Minnesota elected former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura as its governor. He promptly showed how crazy he was. In 2003 the state of California said “whatever you can do I can do … Continue reading

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September 4, 2018

On September 4, 2018, the FBI announced that a pair of the red slippers that Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz” was finally recovered. The slippers had been stolen thirteen years previously from the Judy Garland Museum in … Continue reading

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January 22, 1879

On January 22, 1879, James Shields was elected as the US Senator from Missouri. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois (1849-1855), as well as Minnesota (1858-1859). He is the only person to ever serve as a US Senator … Continue reading

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February 8, 1887

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1887, the Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing, Minnesota became the first US ski club. Hans Johannsun, one of the founding members later mentioned after an afternoon of cross-country skiing that skiing across a … Continue reading

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September 2, 1901

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, while giving a speech at the Minnesota State Fair said his most famous line “Speak softly and carry a big stick”. When Kate Barker heard this, she acknowledged … 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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