First public Bath and Wash House in the United States opens in New York City
The New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor opens its public Bath and Wash House in Mott Street, the first in the nation. It will have almost a million visitors in its first year of operation. (By John Osborne)
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 108.