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September 17, 1997

On September 17, 1997, John Bell, age 115, of Baltimore, Maryland, received a new pacemaker. He had apparently outlived the battery of the one that was implanted when he was a young and spry 104. When asked if he wanted to… Continue reading

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April 21, 1649

On April 21, 1649, the English colony, Maryland, passed the Maryland Toleration Act, which allowed all in the colony to worship freely. Well, if they were Christian. Moslems, pagans, atheists, Native Americans, and Jews weren’t allowed the right to worship or even NOT worship. This law actually made it a crime to blaspheme the Christian … Continue reading

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March 16, 1871

On March 16, 1871, the state of Delaware, enacted the first fertilizer law in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it didn’t state that you couldn’t stuff 60 lbs of poo into a 50 lb bag, instead, it taxed the commercial fertilizer companies on how much ‘commercial’ fertilizer they made. Delaware in the late … Continue reading

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June 19, 1961

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1961 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland’s constitution that required state officeholders to profess a belief in God. Thomas B. Finan, the Attorney General of Maryland, vowed to disregard the US Supreme Court’s decision and would continue to demand of each office holder to sign … Continue reading

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