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March 24, 1815

On March 24, 1815, the first pop group fan club was formed in America. The Handel & Hayden Society was formed in Boston, Massachusetts by Gottlieb Graupner, Thomas Smith Webb, Amasa Winchester and Matthew S. Parker to cultivate and improve … Continue reading

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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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April 16, 1705

On April 16, 1705, Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton for his contributions to math and science that brought prestige and acclaim to the British Empire. The now “Sir” Isaac Newton showed nerds worldwide that hot chicks could also … Continue reading

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March 22, 1621

On March 22, 1621, Hugo Grotius (Also known as Hugo de Groot) was being held in prison in the Lowevenstein castle in the Netherlands. In 1618, he had been sentenced to life imprisonment for his heretical religious beliefs. On March … Continue reading

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January 13, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, one of the 110 missing episodes of the British TV show “Doctor Who” was found in New Zealand. It was the one where the “Doctor’s” companion was captured by a space alien who … Continue reading

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September 8, 1966

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1966, Star Trek premiered on TV, and the term Trekkie was born. Finally, adolescent teenage boys could put their train sets away and watch space travel with scantily dressed women in mini-skirts and go-go … Continue reading

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