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December 30, 1935

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1935, Italian bombers destroyed a Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia. Mussolini later apologized and tried to explain by saying that his airplane pilots weren’t very bright, being Italian and everything, and they thought … Continue reading

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December 18, 1970

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1970, divorce became legal in Italy. Before 1970, you had to ‘know’ somebody that could help a sick and ailing spouse find a final and welcome relief from their painful existence. In 1971, Antonio … Continue reading

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December 6, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1926, Benito Mussolini introduced a tax on bachelors in Italy, while at the same time, reducing the tax on beer, wine, and spirits. Fat, ugly Italian women rejoiced all across the land.

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September 2, 1752

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1752 – September 2, became the the last day of the Julian calendar within Britain and its colonies. It was replaced by the Gregorian calendar and the British parliament decided an 11-day discrepancy between … Continue reading

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August 25, 1609

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1609, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to a group of Venetian lawmakers. It had the power to magnify objects at three times the power of normal eyesight and it quickly impressed the lawmakers, … Continue reading

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