Sullivan Ordinance is Passed
On this day, January 21st, 1908, New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance. The ordinance made it illegal for women to smoke in public. The law was quickly enforced and women who were caught smoking in public were arrested. After only two weeks however, the mayor overturned the ordinance.
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