Tag Archives: New York City

September 23, 1938

On September 23, 1938, a time capsule was buried at the World’s Fair in New York City. It was ordered to not be opened until 6939. The time capsule contained a woman’s hat, a man’s pipe and 1,100 feet of … Continue reading

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September 1, 1922

On September 1, 1922, a new law went into effect in New York City. It required all ‘pool’ rooms to change their names to ‘billiard’ rooms or halls. Why? Because some now unknown alderman didn’t think the word pool was … Continue reading

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July 28, 1917

On July 28, 1917, James Weldon Johnson organized the “Silent Parade” in New York City to protest the murder, lynching, and physical violence against African-Americans in the United States. 10,000 African-Americans marched… Continue reading

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January 22, 1908

On January 22, 1908, Katie Mulcahey was arrested for smoking in public in New York City, becoming the first victim of the 1-day old “Sullivan Ordinance” which banned women from smoking in public. She was fined $5 dollars. When she … Continue reading

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September 27, 1855

On September 27, 1855, George Frederick Bristow’s “Rip Van Winkle”, the second American opera, opened in New York City. Critics called it a real snooze-fest. They said it was hard for them to keep their eyes open. They opined that … Continue reading

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August 23, 1858

On August 23, 1858, the play “Ten Nights in a Barroom” opened at the National Theater in New York City. It told the story of Sam, an ex-cricket player from Ireland who bought the bar and renamed it “What’s It … Continue reading

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March 17, 1991

On March 17, 1991, at the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day parade, the Irish Lesbians and Gays officially marched for the first time as a group. Mayor David N. Dinkins gave up his spot at the front of the … Continue reading

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February 5th, 1952

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1952 the first “Don’t Walk” sign was installed in New York City to help combat the growing number of deaths resulting from pedestrian accidents. One year later after the number of pedestrian deaths dropped … Continue reading

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August 19, 1993

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1993 Actress Kim Bassinger married Actor Alec Baldwin and the term “This is going to be a f$#*ing train-wreck” enters the American lexicon. Scientists soon discovered that there is a mathematical formula that states … Continue reading

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August 3, 2011

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 2011, Ugandan and French paleontologists announced the discovery of a 20 million year old ape skull in northeastern Uganda. The skull belonged to a male Ugandapithecus Major, a remote cousin of today’s great apes. … Continue reading

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