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September 30, 1659

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1659, Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch Director-General of the New Netherlands (the New Netherlands ranged from modern day Delaware to Rhode Island) forbid tennis playing during religious services. He had received many complaints from the aged priests about the younger players hitting balls at them and he agreed that the … Continue reading

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August 3, 1527

On this DAY IN HISTORY! in 1527, John Rut sent the first known letter from North America. The missive traveled from St. John’s, Newfoundland to King Henry VIII in England. It read as follows: “Oi! Hank! Hows em hanging, huh? How’s the wife, not gonna bother remembering their names until you do, HAH! I’m here … Continue reading

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