Tag Archives: Virginia

September 9, 1908

On September 9, 1908, Orville Wright made the first 1 hour airplane flight at Fort Myer, Virginia. A gin and tonic was $2.00, but the peanuts and pretzels were added at no charge. Mr. Wright did complain that there was … Continue reading

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April 19, 1861

On April 19, 1861 Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe completed a test flight of a hot air balloon that he was going to try and use to make a transatlantic attempt. He sailed 900 miles in nine hours from Cincinnati, Ohio … Continue reading

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March 24, 1629

On March 24, 1629, Virginia passed the first game laws in the American colonies. It was determined that landing on “Free Parking” and collecting $200 quid plus all fines collected was a ‘house rule’ and should be stated before play … Continue reading

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January 24, 1935

On January 24, 1935, the first canned beer, Krueger’s Cream Ale was sold by American company, Krueger Brewing Co., in Richmond, Virginia, about 14 months after the end of Prohibition. People at first were skeptical about the new invention, but … Continue reading

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January 21, 1960

On January 21, 1960, the Little Joe 1B was launched from Wallops Island, Virginia. The Little Joe 1B was a launch escape system (LES) test of the Mercury spacecraft. The only passenger was a female rhesus monkey named Miss Sam. … Continue reading

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January 10, 1994

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! IN 1994, Lorena Bobbitt went on trial in Manassas, VA for the malicious wounding of her husband, John Bobbitt. What did she do? During an argument about his philandering ways, she took a butcher knife … Continue reading

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March 10, 1656

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1656 in the American colony of Virginia, suffrage was extended to all free men regardless of their religion including Catholics, but pagans, atheists, and worshipers of the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster were still barred … Continue reading

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