August 10

On This Date in 1859 – In Boston, MA the first milk inspectors were appointed. Six months later, James Standwich petitioned the Boston City Council and was appointed the city’s first and official ‘Teet’ Inspector. Within a week 176 women between the ages of 16 and 81 angrily stormed the City Council’s office. The councilmen quickly realized that Mr. Standwich was not limiting his inspections to only cows. When Ms. Ella Oglesby (the 81 year old woman) vehemently demanded to know when it was going to be her turn for her inspection, the councilmen decided upon Mr. Standwich’s punishment.

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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