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November 4, 1646

On November 4, 1646, the Massachusetts Bay Colony (which was to later become the state of Massachusetts) passed a law that made it illegal to deny that the Christian Bible was the word of God. The penalty was death. There … Continue reading

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March 2, 1789

On March 2, 1789, Pennsylvania ended its ban on theatrical performances, along with other forms of expensive entertainment. It appears that the Quakers of Pennsylvania were as tight-assed and unloving of fun as the Puritans of Massachusetts were. In 1774 … Continue reading

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February 28, 1646

On February 28, 1646, Roger Scott, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was tried and found guilty of sleeping in church. After a long day at work in the field on Saturday, and in 1646 they were all long days at work in … Continue reading

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January 30, 1661

On January 30, 1661, England executed Oliver Cromwell, former Lord Protector and Ruler of the Commonwealth of England for regicide. The common people of England didn’t really care that he had Charles I executed on January 30, 1649, twelve years … Continue reading

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May 29, 1660

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English Throne after the Puritan Commonwealth was overthrown by the people of England. Oliver Cromwell took over England in 1649 and instituted a very religious, dour government … Continue reading

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May 29, 1660

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1660 Charles II was restored to the English throne after the short lived Puritan Commonwealth. The people of England decided that a life of Puritan values as the law of the land was a … Continue reading

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November 19, 1620

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1620, the Pilgrims sighted Cape Cod and dropped to their knees in prayer and thanksgiving, as the voyage had been long and physically sickening, with much discomfort with sea sickness and the poor selection … Continue reading

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