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November 1, 1884

On November 1, 1884, the Gaelic Athletic Association was established in a meeting at Hayes’ Hotel located at Thurles in County Tipperary. Michael Cusack was credited as the founder of the association. His objective was to promote Irish games and … Continue reading

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October 13, 1967

On October 13, 1967, the brand, spanking new American Basketball Association played its first game in direct competition with the old, stodgy National Basketball League. Afros and goatees were allowed, even for the white players. To be fair, there were … Continue reading

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October 12, 1853

On October 12, 1853, Boxer John Morrisey won the world heavyweight title under unusual circumstances. After the 36th round, his foe, Yankee Sullivan voluntarily left the ring, thereby forfeiting the match. Why did he leave the ring? To go and … Continue reading

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March 18, 1995

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1995, Michael Jordan announced he was ending his 17 month NBA retirement. There were rumors that Jordan had ‘retired’ rather than being suspended due to his suspected gambling. But in 1996, the documentary ‘Space … Continue reading

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June 11, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1973 the Justice Department of the State of Pennsylvania ruled that women were to be allowed to be licensed to box or wrestle. The first unsanctioned mud-wrestling match was quickly held at Karwoski’s Bar … Continue reading

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April 19, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 the outer Astrodome ceiling was painted at a cost of $20,000 because of the sun’s glare. This caused the grass to die. Yes, the Houston Astrodome was constructed with a natural grass field, … Continue reading

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September 7, 1880

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1880, George Ligowsky of Cincinnati was granted a patent for his device that threw clay pigeons for trapshooters. His original idea was one based upon a trebuchet and the illustration that was sent with … Continue reading

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June 22, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 the 75th National Marbles Tournament began in Wildwood, NJ. As per the Tournament Rules and Bylaws, anyone caught uttering the phrases “I’ve lost my marbles or He/She/They/It has lost his/her/their/its marbles would immediately … Continue reading

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June 3, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 the New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. The practice of Shirts versus Skins was immediately discontinued.

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May 12, 1950

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1950 the American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years. It was proven to them repeatedly that white women from Minnesota and Wisconsin could drink beer and continue bowling as … Continue reading

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