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April 17, 1860

On April 17, 1860, New Yorkers learned that a new law went into effect. It required all tenement houses to have adequate fire escapes. Libertarians of that time protested and shouted that the City of New York should allow the … Continue reading

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March 24, 1629

On March 24, 1629, Virginia passed the first game laws in the American colonies. It was determined that landing on “Free Parking” and collecting $200 quid plus all fines collected was a ‘house rule’ and should be stated before play … Continue reading

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