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August 30, 2017

On August 30, 2017, per late author Terry Pratchett’s will, his computer that contained all of his unfinished works was destroyed by steamroller. His fans worldwide were saddened to learn that they would never know what other stories he had … Continue reading

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July 11, 1960

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1960, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was published and quickly became a classic and won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961. Her cat, Mister Tiggly Wuggums, was extremely upset as he … Continue reading

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June 9, 1860

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1860 the book, “Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter” by Mrs. Ann Stevens, was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first published “dime novel.” Mrs. Stevens wrote several other … Continue reading

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May 25, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895 Oscar Wilde, a playwright, poet and novelist, was convicted of a morals charge and sentenced to prison in London. The Marquess of Queensbury accused him of being a homosexual and Oscar Wilde countersued … Continue reading

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October 3, 1849

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1849, American author Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under very mysterious circumstances; it was the last time he was seen in public before his death. There was … Continue reading

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September 6, 1951

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1951 on September 6, William Burroughs (1914-1997) American writer and drug addict was playing ‘William Tell” with his wife Joan Vollmer in Mexico City. They and their friends had been drinking heavily all day … Continue reading

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September 1, 1952

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1952 ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, was first published. His other novel, “The Old Man and His Wife Who Wouldn’t Shut the Hell Up and Gets … Continue reading

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