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January 22, 1908

On January 22, 1908, Katie Mulcahey was arrested for smoking in public in New York City, becoming the first victim of the 1-day old “Sullivan Ordinance” which banned women from smoking in public. She was fined $5 dollars. When she … Continue reading

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October 24, 2001

On October 24, 2001, the US House of Representatives approved legislation that gave police the power to secretly search homes, tap all of a person’s telephone conversations and track a person’s use of the Internet. The police were surprised by … Continue reading

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March 21, 1905

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1905, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a sterilization bill that would require the forced sterilization of inmates of institutions who were idiotic, imbeciles, epileptic, feeble-minded or insane and the forced sterilization would improve their living … Continue reading

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