Tag Archives: New York City

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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July 15, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922 the first duck-billed platypus arrived in America, directly from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Native New Yorkers, long used to the shenanigans of PT Barnum and … Continue reading

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June 3, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 the New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. The other teams in the League considered the Knickerbockers to be “Fancy Dans” with their new-fangled matching uniforms and several teams … Continue reading

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March 24, 1883

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1883 the first long distance telephone call between New York City and Chicago took place. It quickly evolved from cordial greetings into an acrimonious shouting match as the caller from New York began arguing … Continue reading

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February 26, 1930

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1930, the first red and green traffic lights were installed in New York City, following the lead of Detroit in 1920. Red-green colorblind drivers were left to guess when to go, as there were … Continue reading

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February 25, 1974

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1974, Veronica and Colin Scargill of England began a tandem bicycle ride that began in New York City and lasted until August 27, 1975 and saw the couple cross the entire world and spanned … Continue reading

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