Tag Archives: Texas

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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March 26, 1937

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1937 spinach growers in Crystal City, TX erected a statue of Popeye. The state of North Carolina complained as Popeye has always stated that he was a yam and North Carolina has always grown … Continue reading

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February 11, 2006

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2006, while Vice President Dick Cheney was quail hunting in Texas he accidentally shot his acquaintance, attorney Harry Whittington, in the face, neck, and torso, after mistaking him for a quail. Mr. Whittington subsequently … Continue reading

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October 16, 1925

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1925, the Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution. Chim-Chim, the talking chimpanzee, hailed the school board’s decision, as he explained that weren’t any humans in his family’s woodpile. Chim-Chim was quietly asked … Continue reading

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August 26, 1973

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1973 the University of Texas (Arlington) became the first accredited school to offer a college course on belly dancing. Not basket weaving, but belly dancing. Bless their hearts.

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August 8, 1991

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1991 Carlos Santana pleaded no contest to a marijuana possession charge in Texas. He was at first adamant that he wanted to have a trial by his peers, but when he was informed by … Continue reading

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March 16, 1836

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1836 – The Republic of Texas approved their new constitution. Texas also wrote a Bill of Rights to be included with their new-fangled constitution and it included the following ‘Rights’ and some ‘Wrongs’. You … Continue reading

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January 22, 2003

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2003, it was reported that scientists in China had found fossilized remains of a dinosaur with four feathered wings and a penis 61 cm long. When American scientists quickly did the math (of which … Continue reading

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December 7, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982, Charlie Brooks Junior, a convicted murderer, was the first prisoner in the United States to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas. Before his lethal injection, it was noticed … Continue reading

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July 25, 1946

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1946, the U.S. detonated an underwater atomic bomb at the Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific and on the same day the first bikini bathing suit was displayed on a live model at a … Continue reading

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