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.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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