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 way”. The flirting bill didn’t pass, but one does wonder what happened in Francis Landon’s past that made him angry at men that flirt with women and those women who responded.

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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