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Stringent Sunday "blue laws" come into effect across the state of Maryland.

Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland
06/01/1866

In Maryland, a rigorous Sunday "blue law" passed earlier in the year came into operation on this day.  The law banned on any Sunday the sale of alcoholic beverages of any kind, all types of tobacco products, and any medicines with out an explicit doctor's order.  Added to this was a fine of five dollars imposed on any man found working on Sunday. Blue laws have been a field of legal conflict in Maryland ever since. (By John Osborne)

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"Maryland," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 469.

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