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March 17, 1989

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1989 a series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that shut down the power grid over large regions of Canada and caused widespread power outages that prevented literally thousands of Canadians from watching hockey on the television. Nine months later in 1989, during the two week period … Continue reading

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April 1, 1853

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1853 Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary. Before that, they were paid per fire fought. Curiously, the number of fires per month in Cincinnati dropped over the next four years.

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