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June 28, 1975

On June 28, 1975, American screenwriter and producer, Rod Serling was rumored to have passed away at the age of 50. It was said that he’d died from a heart attack caused by smoking 3 to 4 packs of cigarettes … Continue reading

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April 29, 1879

On April 29, 1879, in Cleveland, Ohio, electric arc lights are used for the first time. Moths are immediately attracted and addicted. The new, brighter, artificially created lights seemed to have a stronger and more immediate reaction from the moths … Continue reading

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April 19, 1861

On April 19, 1861 Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe completed a test flight of a hot air balloon that he was going to try and use to make a transatlantic attempt. He sailed 900 miles in nine hours from Cincinnati, Ohio … Continue reading

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November 4, 1879

November 4, 2014 On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1879, James Ritty patented the first cash register. He did so to combat the stealing his bartenders were doing in his Dayton, Ohio saloon. The bartenders quickly learned the trick of … Continue reading

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March 21, 1906

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1906 Ohio passed a law that prohibited hazing by fraternities after two fatalities. Editorials in newspapers at that time asked and demanded to know what the youth of the country’s elite were doing in … Continue reading

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