Friday, May 27, 2022

Today -100: May 27, 1922: This blog is also aging backwards

At a meeting called for the chair of the NYC Transit Commission to explain the plans for new subways, the president of the Central Park West and Columbus Avenue Association objects to the plans to place the terminus in the negro district. A director of the Association says “There is little use in trying to beautify Central Park West if the line serving it terminates in the black belt of Harlem.”

The Narcotic Drugs Import and Export Act is signed by Harding, establishing a Federal Narcotics Board to regulate the importation and sale of raw opium, cocoa leaves and the like for legitimate purposes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is published in The Smart Set.

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