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November 12, 1987

On November 12, 1987, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a policy statement that said it was completely unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat a patient solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive. Southern politicians asked … Continue reading

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November 3, 1534

On November 3, 1534, the English parliament passed the Act of Supremacy and made Henry VIII, and all subsequent English monarchs, the Head of the Church of England, which effectively ended the Catholic Church’s power in Great Britain. One word … Continue reading

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July 30, 1956

On July 30, 1956, the US Congress adopted “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. Jehovah, Odin, Buddha, Zeus, The Giant Flying Spaghetti Monster, Cthulhu, and Cold Hard Cash all were at first happy and… Continue reading

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May 29, 1912

On May 29, 1912, the man decided to humbug the joy of fifteen working girls at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA. During their lunch break they decided to try that snazzy new dance, the Turkey Trot, and their… Continue reading

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May 13, 1559

On May 13, 1559, Netherlands Anabaptist leader, David Joris, had his three year old corpse exhumed in Basel. His corpse was then convicted of heresy and burned as punishment. Turns out people with grudges can still act childish and throw … Continue reading

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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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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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February 4, 1866

On February 4, 1866, the future founder of the Church of Christ, Scientists, Mary Baker Eddy, believed her injured back was healed by opening her Bible and reading scripture. This is the watershed moment that put Mary Baker Eddy onto … Continue reading

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January 8, 2002

On January 8, 2002, George W Bush signed into U.S. law the “No Child Left Behind Act. This law was intended to improve the United States’ educational system. US evangelicals mistakenly thought it was a reference to the ‘Rapture’ and … Continue reading

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May 28, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 West Virginia pastor Mark Wolford died from a snake he was handling in a church service, just like his father did years earlier. God spoke moments later and said, “Okay, you idiots. These … Continue reading

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