April 5, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895  playwright Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde had been accused of homosexual practices. Mr. Wilde’s defense that no one should have sex with an ugly man doomed him, as all the judges at his trial were deemed to be hideously ugly men.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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