This Date in History

March 12, 1915: Two men, who the police said were habitual drug users, desperate because they could not get morphine since a change in the drug laws took effect, were arrested in the act of robbing Gilman’s drug store @ 627 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The thieves were Charles Harper, 24, and Harry West, 19.627-pennsylvania-nw(Photo Courtesy Historial Society of Washington, Emil A. Press Slide Collection, Z. D. Gilman Drugstore at 627 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., #PR 0017A)


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