March 7, 1908

On This Date in! in 1908 Cincinnati’s mayor, Mark Breith (all 120 lbs of him) announced before the city council that, “Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles.” The very next day, Mayor Breith called a new meeting where he announced that he had been mistaken and that women were strong enough to drive a car. Everyone politely ignored his two black eyes and his six foot tall, 200 lb wife standing behind him.

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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