Tag Archives: trials

February 28, 1692

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1692 the first official Salem witch hunt began. Hunters were not limited to sex or age limits of their prey, but it was considered bad form to accuse and then execute anyone under the … Continue reading

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August 16, 1984

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1984 an LA federal jury acquitted John DeLorean on cocaine charges. The police were extremely confused as all the cocaine confiscated during the arrest went missing during the trial. The lead prosecutor, John “Trip” … Continue reading

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July 21, 1925

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY! in 1925 – The “Monkey Trial” ended in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. Tennessee state senators, representatives and religious leaders with a … Continue reading

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July 7, 1456

On this date in 1456 a retrial verdict acquited Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death and declared that an innocence woman was convicted of heresy. Two days later, Joan’s mother, Isabelle Romee, tried to contact her … Continue reading

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