On the entry for the 6th, there was some interesting transportation history.
|July 6th, 1914 editorial|
Judge Sulzberger, of Pennsylvania, has profoundly formulated and wisely applied the legal dictum that street crossings belong to pedestrians...pedestrians have the right of way at the street crossings; that when the crossing is not clear it is the business of the motor vehicles to stop...As we have seen before, the concept of "jaywalking" arose suddenly right around 1920, and this editorial clip from 1914 shows no awareness of the notion.
|Jaywalk is a neologism and can be dated precisely!|
The inversion, with those on foot as the interloper, and a further expectation of unimpeded progress for those in cars - the "city of tomorrow" - was a cultural product, the result of cultural labor, and indeed massive propaganda by the car and oil industries. It didn't happen accidentally or naturally!
|1937 propaganda - via NYRB|
|another clip from July 6th|