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March 28, 193

On March 28, 193, the Praetorian Guard murdered the Roman emperor, Pertinax. Why did they murder him? Two reasons. First, they were corrupt and had been promised a hefty payment after the death of Commodus. Second, Pertinax was ex-military and was in the process of installing some much needed discipline in the Praetorian Guard, and … Continue reading

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February 24, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979, $42,500 was paid for a pig, a duroc boar named Glacier, and would last as a record for eighteen years. The purchasers, William and Myron Meinhart of Iowa were interviewed four years after their purchase. When the interviewer visited the Meinhart’s farm and saw the pig, he’d noticed … Continue reading

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February 20, 1673 and 1984

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1673 the first recorded wine auction took place in London. On this same date in 1984 the first recorded whine auction also took place in Manhattan with Amy Rothsberg placing the winning bid for “Hoooooney, you neeeeever take me anywhere. I want to go to the Deli for brunch … Continue reading

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