Tag Archives: Paris

August 19, 1839

On August 19, 1839, the details of Louis Daguerre’s first practical photographic process were released in Paris, France. Nonsurprisingly, one of the last steps of the process was to mail any nude photographs to Mr. Daguerre, so he could be … Continue reading

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June 1, 1896

On June 1, 1896, the first recorded automobile theft happened in Paris, France. Early automobile enthusiast Baron de Zuylen’s Peugot went missing. He’d taken it to the manufacturer for repairs and the mechanic, after fixing it, drove it like he … 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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March 22, 1907

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1907 in Paris it was reported that male cab drivers were dressing as women to attract riders. Those who shaved every day were found to make more money.

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December 6, 1983

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1983, the Philippines experienced the beginning of the “Lean Christmas”. The Philippines were in the midst of a foreign exchange crisis and the country was experiencing shortages in everything, except for poverty. Philippine President … Continue reading

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November 12, 1840

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on this date in 1840, the famous and talented sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris, France. His most widely known works of art are “The Kiss” and “The Thinker” and his least known works … Continue reading

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May 21, 1790

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1790 Paris, France was divided into 48 zones. When the French monarchy was reminded that Paris was a huge tourist destination and that at least one zone should be tourist-friendly, King Louis XVI said, … Continue reading

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