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October 2, 1967

On October 2, 1967, all six members of the Grateful Dead were arrested for possession of marijuana in San Francisco, California. The police entered without a warrant, because they knew that the band members of the Grateful Dead lived there, … Continue reading

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June 7, 2017

On June 7, 2017, the police in the African country of Mozambique warned men of the dangers of being bald. Criminals were going around and decapitating bald men for the gold that they believed was in their heads. And not … Continue reading

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January 15, 1899

On January 15, 1899, Edwin Markham’s seminal poem. “The Man With a Hoe” was published for the first time in the San Francisco Examiner. The poem was inspired by Jean-Francois Millet’s painting “L’homme a la houe”, which depicted a weary, … Continue reading

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May 21, 1934

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1934, Oskaloosa, IA became the first city in the US to fingerprint all of its citizens. When the mayor and County Sheriff was asked why, they both replied, “We know these people, and eventually, … Continue reading

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August 4, 1983

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1983 at Toronto during a game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield threw a baseball during warm-ups and accidentally killed a seagull. After the … Continue reading

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January 31, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1970, the members of the Grateful Dead rock band were busted on LSD charges in New Orleans after a show. No one was surprised and the judge who presided over the charges told the … Continue reading

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September 10, 1897

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1897 British police arrest London taxi driver George Smith for drunken driving. They determined that he was drunk because he first, acted and talked in a drunken manner and second, he drove straight into … Continue reading

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July 30th, 2002

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2002 Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk a basketball in a professional basketball game. At that same time, Leonard Kotzik of Durant, Iowa, became the 3,239,354,989th person to dunk a donut into … Continue reading

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June 17, 1994

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1994, millions of Americans watched the slowest police car chase in history that did not involve the driver smoking marijuana, as former football player O.J. Simpson drove through Los Angeles in his Ford Bronco … Continue reading

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May 18, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, CA. She reappeared a month later with the claim that she had been kidnapped. It was believed by the police that Mrs. … Continue reading

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