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Up, Up, And Away!

May 2024
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Kite flying is now legal in the nation’s capital. The approval of both houses of Congress was necessary to drop the prohibition, which dated back to the early 1890’s, when kites began getting entangled in the ever-spreading wires along the streets. It is still forbidden to play football, bandy (an old form of tennis), shindy (a schoolboy’s version of hockey), and other games in Washington’s streets.

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