Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Today -100: January 24, 1923: Of congresswomen, freak legislation, and dentists

Hey, there’s a new woman in Congress (the 4th ever). Mae Nolan (R) wins in a special election in California’s 5th district to fill the seat of her husband John Nolan, who died in November, for both the remainder of the 67th Congress and the 68th. Then she’ll step down because politics is man’s business. She said it, not me.

The House of Representatives votes 223-101 for a Constitutional amendment to block the exemption of securities from state or federal taxes.

The speaker of the New Hampshire Legislature complains about “freak legislation,” specifically 4 bills to 1) require everyone to sleep 8 hours a day, 2) investigate all homes to determine if they’re happy, 3) require women to marry their grandmother’s son, 4) stop the Ku Klux Klan calling meetings unless authorized by the kleagle.  There’s gotta be a story here, or several stories.

The very late Czar Nicholas’s dentist, Dr. Henry Wollison, an American, dies in Paris.

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