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January 9. 1902

On January 9, 1902, New York state assemblyman Francis G. Landon introduced a bill that would outlaw flirting in public. On January 8, 1902 he previously introduced and had passed a bill that outlawed “looking at women in that certain … Continue reading

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December 20, 1820

On December 20, 1820, the state of Missouri enacted a law that taxed all bachelors between the ages of 21 to 50 for being unmarried. The tax was $1 a year, which would be about $20 today. It wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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January 13, 1404

On January 13, 1404, the English Parliament passed the Act of Multipliers, forbidding Multiplication. This wasn’t a bunch of rich nobs prejudiced against mathematics, but instead, at the time, multiplication also meant the production of precious metals through alchemy. The … Continue reading

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January 9, 1902

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1902 the legislators of New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public. It did not pass.

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