September 28, 1904/2005

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1904, Mary Elizabeth O’Connell was arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, New York City. Police told her if she had just gone to a restaurant and lit up, she’d been legal. On this same date in 2005, Elizabeth O’Connell Marison was arrested for smoking a cigarette in a restaurant in New York City on 5th Avenue. The police told her if she had just lit up in her car, she’d been legal.

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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