Friday, January 9, 2009

Trivial History January 9

Not much happened on this day in history....apparently every man and his dog stayed in bed, not doin' nufin' to create any form of historical note....no random acts of silliness in public toilets, no little old ladies discovering rare metals in the compost heap in their garden and certainly no blokes emerging from their sheds announcing the reinvention of the wheel.

1799 Back in the Old Dart Bill Pitt the younger did a dastardly crime - he introduced income tax.
(Not a good start, scraping the bottom of the barrel from the beginning).

1902 To flirt in public became a crime when a law against it was introduced in New York.
(Throw in a hint of sex and it might interest someone....some where).

1911 The tramline that meandered ever so meekly between Curl Curl and that oh-so Manly was excited beyond compare when it was electrified.
(Public transport, an ever-disappearing assest in any state/country).

 1923  The far too early death of NZ author Katherine Mansfield from TB aged only 34. To read her bio click HERE.
(A Kiwi Lit Chick is worth a lot more than money hungry Bill Pitt!).

6 comments:

Anja said...

"(A Kiwi Lit Chick is worth a lot more than money hungry Bill Pitt!)."

Try saying that three times quickly when you're Brahms and Liszt.

pure evyl said...

If they made a law against flirting here in Texas, I'd be one hell of a repeat offender, darlin'.

angel gurl said...

shhhesh flirting in public was a crime, hell thats a scary thought. How the hell would they have policed that, what was considered flirting back then and heck I wonder what the sentences were lol.

Jayne said...

LOL Anja.

Oooooo they'd give you a floggin' every other day, Evyl :P

No eye-balling the talent would be No. 1 I reckon, Janine lol.

Brian Hughes said...

"Back in the Old Dart Bill Pitt the younger did a dastardly crime - he introduced income tax."

Revenge, I suspect. Especially if Blackadder's to be believed and he couldn't take a hot crumpet from behind without blubbing.

Jayne said...

He mightn't have been able to handle the hot crumpet, Brian, but he had developed a certain liking for other people's dough :P

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