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November 10, 1983

On November 10, 1983, Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0. Computer enthusiasts worldwide gushed and declared that this new, wonderful program would make operating and using a computer so easy that even a child could learn. They also said that this … Continue reading

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August 9, 1956

On August 9, 1956, the first statewide, state-supported educational network went on the air in Alabama. WBIQ in Birmingham and WAIQ in Andalusia started airing programs as members of the Alabama Educational… Continue reading

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October 11, 1983

On October 11, 1983, technology caught up with Bryant Pond, Maine. On this date, the last of the hand-cranked telephones in the United States went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond were switched to direct-dial. To … Continue reading

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September 28, 1990

On September 28, 1990, the Game Boy handheld video game was released in Europe. The rate of Onanism went down by 44% in young men from ages 14 to 26. So instead of self-abusing 5 times a day, they only … Continue reading

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June 13, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 the US Supreme Court invalidated gene patents held by Myraid Genetics when it ruled that isolated human genes are not patentable. This did two things to protect the human race. First, it prevented … Continue reading

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April 20, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961, American engineer Harold Graham made the first manned rocket backpack flight in Niagara Falls, New York. He rose to a height of feet and flew a distance of over 100 feet, proving that … Continue reading

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October 22, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 Chester Carlson was able to demonstrate and use successfully his dry copying paper method. Thus was the born the beginning of the Xerox copying machine. Alas, it would be twenty-four years before Enos … Continue reading

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February 5, 1861

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1861, Samuel Goodale patented the moving picture peep show machine and the framework for modern porn was born.

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December 26, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982, “Time” magazine’s Man of the Year award was presented to a non-human, the computer. Hal 9000, Deep Thought, Orac, and Master Control Program electronically sent their congratulations.

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November 28, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922, Captain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force performed the first public exhibition of skywriting over New York’s Times Square. He was going to spell out, “For an extraordinary social engagement, please contact … Continue reading

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