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April 16, 1705

On April 16, 1705, Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton for his contributions to math and science that brought prestige and acclaim to the British Empire. The now “Sir” Isaac Newton showed nerds worldwide that hot chicks could also … Continue reading

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March 31, 1776

On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams, the wife of future President and Founding Father, John Adams, wrote to her husband that women were “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence failed to guarantee their rights. Well, … Continue reading

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March 6, 1665

On March 6, 1665, Henry Oldenburg, the first Secretary of the Royal Society, published the first issue of ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’, the world’s longest-running scientific journal. Young Mary Billington was the first centerfold and her turn-offs consisted … Continue reading

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March 31, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, Whitcomb L. Judsen of Chicago, Illinois was issued a US patent (No. 557,207) for a hookless fastener based on a slider. His original idea was designed to allow shoes to be fastened instead … Continue reading

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March 24, 1837

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1837 Canadia gave blacks the right to vote. Six months later they told them where the voting poll locations were. Several prominent American politicians, from both the North and the South, warned their northern … Continue reading

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March 8, 1775

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1775 Joseph Priestley discovered that mice needed oxygen to live. When asked why he used mice for his experimentation, Priestly said that they were easy to capture, could be stored in small cages, and … Continue reading

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March 2, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2011 researchers from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared that the Eastern Cougar was officially extinct as there were no breeding populations left in New Jersey or New York. The declaration … Continue reading

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March 1, 2007

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2007 the Swiss Army mistakenly invaded Liechtenstein. The Swiss President, Micheline Calmy-Rey, claimed that the 171 strong Swiss Army Company incorrectly read their map during a military exercise and travelled two kilometers into Liechtenstein … Continue reading

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February 25, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 Pamela Lee had her husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges. When the police try to explain to her that she “did” marry a tripod, she shook her head and said, “No, no, … Continue reading

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February 18, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979 snow fell in the Sahara. The snowstorm took place in Southern Algeria and lasted for only 30 minutes. The was the first time in recorded history that snow had fallen in the Sahara. … Continue reading

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