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May 8, 1961

On May 8, 1961, native New Yorkers selected a name for their new National League baseball team. They chose the Mets, which was short for Metropolitans. If like the majority of the world and you think “Mets” lacks any sort … Continue reading

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December 8, 877

On December 8, 877, Louis the Stammerer, the son of Charles the Bald, was crowned king of the West Frankish Kingdom. As is evident from their le sobriquet, the rulers and leaders of countries in the Dark Ages didn’t get … Continue reading

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October 14, 1066

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1066, William the Conqueror, and his French army, proved victorious at the Battle of Hastings and conquered England, thereby earning the sobriquet “The Conqueror”. Before the Battle of Hastings he was just known as … Continue reading

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