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July 23, 1885

On July 23, 1885, former President and Civil War General, Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer, which was caused by his heavy daily smoking of cigars and drinking cheap whiskey in non-moderation amounts. Two wars and the stress of being President without the understanding and knowledge of being a politician didn’t kill him, but … Continue reading

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August 24, 1960

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1960 the lowest temperature in world history was recorded. Temperatures measured at the Vostok, Antarctica research station dipped to -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit (-89.2 degrees Celsius). On this same date the temperature at the equator of Mars was a balmy 71 degrees Fahrenheit. When the researchers at the Vostok station … Continue reading

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