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April 19, 1861

On April 19, 1861 Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe completed a test flight of a hot air balloon that he was going to try and use to make a transatlantic attempt. He sailed 900 miles in nine hours from Cincinnati, Ohio … Continue reading

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April 9, 1626

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1626, Sir Francis Bacon died. He has been called the father of empiricism and his works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry and became known as the Baconian method or simply the … Continue reading

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June 15, 1752

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1752 Benjamin Franklin experimented with flying a kite during a thunderstorm. The result was a little spark that proved the relationship between lightning and electricity. He also found that drinking large quantities of red … Continue reading

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May 14, 2012

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2012 scientists at Stanford University invented a working bionic eye that is powered only by focused light. It is believed that this invention could eventually restore the sight of millions of people suffering from … Continue reading

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January 3, 1496

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1496, it is believed that Leonardo da Vinci tested his flying machine from references written in his notebooks. The test didn’t succeed and he didn’t try again for several years. Also noted in other … Continue reading

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