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November 22, 1985

On November 22, 1985, the largest swearing-in ceremony for new citizens happened in Los Angeles, California. 38,648 immigrants became US citizens. The people who were going to live in New York and New Jersey were required to used #$&@, *^&&$!!(*^%^, … Continue reading

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November 1, 1952

On November 1, 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. No Ewoks were harmed in this test explosion. That’s because Ewoks live on the forest moon of Endor and are imaginary … Continue reading

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October 1, 1957

On October 1, 1957, the first appearance of “In God We Trust” first appeared on paper currency in the United States. From deep beneath his place of rest underneath the Pentagon, Cthulhu was pleased. Jehovah sent him an angel-fax that … Continue reading

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September 6, 1990

On September 6, 1990, Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq warned all of his countrymen, and women, that anyone who attempted to flee the country without permission would be put into prison for life. He said that if ‘he’ had to… Continue reading

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May 16, 1918

On May 16, 1918, the Sedition Act of 1918 was passed by the US Congress, which made criticizing the government an imprisonable offense. This law was repealed on December 13, 1920. The thing to remember about the United States is … Continue reading

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December 1, 1959

On December 1, 1959, 12 countries, including the United States and the USSR, signed a treaty that set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, which would be free from military activity. This treaty does not give aliens the right to … Continue reading

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November 20, 1980

On November 20, 1980, on Jefferson Island in the middle of Lake Pigneur, Louisiana, Texaco oil company had one of the biggest ‘oh shit’ moments in history. One of their oil rigs unknowingly pierced the top of the salt dome … Continue reading

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April 15, 1878

On April 15, 1878, Harley Proctor introduced Ivory Soap to the American consumer. Foul-mouthed children throughout the United States considered the commercially made soap a decided improvement over the homemade variety. The overall consensus was that Ivory Soap had a … Continue reading

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February 22, 1819

On February 22, 1819, Spain ceded Florida to the United States via the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. No money was exchanged but the western boundaries of the United States and the Spanish Territories in the Americas were negotiated. This treaty … Continue reading

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April 26, 1882

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1882 inventor John Sutliff patented a perpetual motion machine (Patent No. 257,103). He labeled it “motor” and the patent clerks passed it, because even in 1882 they were on the lookout for crazy inventions … Continue reading

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