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September 25, 1992

On September 25, 1992, in Orlando, Florida, 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley was legally divorced from his biological parents. Twelve, thirteen, and fourteen year-olds throughout the United States immediately threatened to divorce their parents when their later curfews, smoking attempts, and back-sassing … Continue reading

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July 31, 1703

On July 31, 1703, English writer, Daniel DeFoe was placed in a pillory for the crime of publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, ‘The Shortest Way with the Dissenters’. The pamphlet was written as though a rabid, bigoted High Anglican zealot. … Continue reading

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June 14, 1866

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1866, the country of Liechtenstein was required by treaty to send troops to help in the Austro-Prussian War. The Prince sent 80 soldiers and at the end of the seven weeks war the troops … Continue reading

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August 12, 1988

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1988 “The Last Temptation of Christ” opened in movie theaters across the United States. The negative publicity and outcry from conservative Christians actually caused more people to be tempted to go and see this … Continue reading

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April 27, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1965 “Pampers” were patented by R.C. Duncan and within four years became the number one item being sent to America’s landfills.

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March 28, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1938 in Italy, psychiatrists demonstrated the use of electric-shock therapy for treatment of certain mental illnesses. Unsurprisingly, deviant sexual activity and male homosexuality were two of the first mental illnesses that the medical profession … Continue reading

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