The holiday, he insisted inwas hopelessly out of control.
Hundreds of people across the U. Pennypacker was one member of a disparate group of lawmakers and social reformers across the U.
Their complaints were not unfounded. In the early 20th century, the Fourth of July was often a dangerous holiday. In alone, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, people died and 4, people were injured from holiday-related accidents. Infections from tetanus precipitated a large swath of those deaths, triggered by shrapnel from fireworks and toy guns that got into Old women up for sex 49120 person's skin.
From toa full two-thirds of July 4th deaths connected to explosive incidents were tetanus deaths. Many cities also developed new celebrations that would steer people away from setting off explosives: Kansas City set up places to play water sports and hired 13 different bands to perform across parks in the city.
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Heintze, a librarian at American University who studies the history of the holiday. The Safe and Sane movement even reached the White House.
By28 states had fireworks laws. Although Lady looking sex Demorest casualties are still rampant —in12, people were hospitalized and several died from fireworks-related accidents—fears about a violent Fourth of July have dissipated. In recent years, several states have removed bans on fireworks.
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