April 10, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1938 New York made it mandatory to get tested for syphilis in order to get a marriage license. Many New York natives angrily confronted their congressmen and aldermen and demanded just how they were to get this syphilis thing and what was considered a passing grade.

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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