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June 22, 1633

On June 22, 1633, Pope Urban VIII forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Earth orbits the Sun. Why did Galileo recant? Because he didn’t want to die. At that time the Church had their own courts, and police, and… Continue reading

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December 29, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998, Khmer Rouge leaders apologized for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives. As the Khmer Rouge leaders tried to explain, they were only going to kill and torture around 25,000, just to show the rest of Cambodia what they were up against, but once … Continue reading

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