Tag Archives: Santa Claus

March 19, 1883

On March 19, 1883, Jan Matzeliger of Lynn, Massachusetts invented the first machine that manufactured entire shoes. This invention did two things. First, it made shoes much more affordable for the common man. Second, it put shoe making gnomes right … Continue reading

Posted in 19th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

September 27, 1937

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1937, the first Santa Claus Training School opened in Albion, New York. Ho-ho-ho-ing 101 was a required course as well as ‘Trick Questions to Avoid”, such as, how many penguins do reindeer eat in … Continue reading

Posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment