Tag Archives: Romans

April 8, 1513

On April 8, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed at what is now called St. Augustine, Florida and claimed all of Florida for Spain. How’d he do this you ask? He stood on the land, planted a flag … Continue reading

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April 5, 33 CE

On April 5, 33 CE, the first zombie apocalypse was purported to have occurred in Jerusalem. On this date the Bible states in Matthew 27:51-53, that there was an earthquake that woke the dead and they rose up and walked … Continue reading

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July 25, 326 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 326 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices. This is believed to be due to Constantine’s personal aversion to the blood of the animals, which revolted him. He did … Continue reading

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June 26, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that made it illegal to distribute indecent material on the ‘Internet’ and once again, the ‘Porn’ flowed like water through the … Continue reading

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June 1, 193 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 193 AD, the Roman emperor, Marcus Didius, was murdered in his palace. This was not an uncommon occurrence and all new Roman emperors were notified that there was a 78% likelihood of being murdered … Continue reading

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May 26, 17 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 17 AD, in a bit of historical serendipity, Germanicus of Rome celebrated his victory over the Germans. You’d have thought those early Germans would have noticed his name and forseen the outcome and would … Continue reading

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January 1, 404 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 404 AD, the last gladiator competition was held in Rome. As the gladiators became more and more expensive to train and maintain, the lanistas refused to allow their money-makers to be put to death … Continue reading

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September 13, 122 CE

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY!  in 122 AD, the Roman occupiers of England began building Hadrian’s Wall, a walled fortification that separated Southern England from the wild, crazed barbarians that lived in the north (i.e., the Scots). Unbeknownst to the … Continue reading

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