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January 22, 1908

On January 22, 1908, Katie Mulcahey was arrested for smoking in public in New York City, becoming the first victim of the 1-day old “Sullivan Ordinance” which banned women from smoking in public. She was fined $5 dollars. When she refused to pay the fine, she was brought before a judge. She told him, “I’ve … Continue reading

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