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September 9, 1836

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1836 Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law. Three hours later he killed his first zombie. Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites / BookmarksAskbackflipblinklistBlogBookmarkBloglinesBlogMarksBlogsvineBuddyMarksBUMPzee!CiteULikeConnoteadel.icio.usDiggdiigoDotNetKicksDropJackdzoneFacebookFarkFavesFriendsitefolkd.comFurlGoogleJamespotJeqqKaboodlekirtsylinkaGoGoLinkedInMa.gnoliaMister WongMixxMySpaceNetvouzNewsvineoneviewOnlyWirePlugIMPropellerRedditSegnaloShoutwireSimpySlashdotSurphaceSphinnSpurlSquidooStumbleUponTechnoratiThisNextTwitterWebrideWindows LiveYahoo!Email This to a Friend  Link … Continue reading

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May 3, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1988 the White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities. Luckily for the US, President Reagan’s horoscope almost always read “Today’s a good day … Continue reading

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March 4, 1933

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1933 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt gave his inauguration speech in which he said “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” His initial draft of this speech was a little different as it … Continue reading

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February 22, 1859

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1859 – U.S. President Buchanan approved the Act of February 22, 1859, which incorporated the Washington National Monument Society “for the purpose of completing the erection now in progress of a great National Monument … Continue reading

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January 19, 2001

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2001, President Clinton admitted that he had lied under oath about having sex with Monica Lewinsky. All men everywhere agreed that they would have lied under the same circumstances, especially if their wives were … Continue reading

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January 15, 1986

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1986 – President Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of January. He did so unwillingly because the proposed law was passed … Continue reading

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November 26, 1975

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1975, Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento, CA for trying to assassinate US President Gerald Ford on September 5th. While President Ford was relieved that Ms. Fromme was … Continue reading

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October 26, 1949

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1949, US President signed into law the raising of the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour. Staunch Republicans and business leaders railed and protested against the law and predicted that the … Continue reading

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October 25, 1954

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1954 President Eisenhower conducted the first televised Cabinet meeting. Millions of students throughout the US were forced to watch as TVs were wheeled into the classroom for the first time. The novelty of a … Continue reading

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October 15, 1860

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1860, 11 year old Grace Bedell wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. In her letter she wrote that since he was a homely man who had a face that scared her baby … Continue reading

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