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January 9, 1793

On January 9, 1793, Frenchman, Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North America. Aeronaut Blanchard lifted off from the Walnut Street Prison in Philadephia, setting the stage for future prison breaks in books and movies, and floated over the Pennsylvania countryside. Coincidentally, this is also the first semi-documented UFO sightings made over … Continue reading

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December 7, 1982

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1982, Charlie Brooks Junior, a convicted murderer, was the first prisoner in the United States to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas. Before his lethal injection, it was noticed that he had not received a tetanus shot in the last fourteen years, and that … Continue reading

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