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Post Office Breaks Prayer Chain Letter

May 5, 2010 |  1:27 am

May 5, 1910, Chain Letter

May 5, 1910, Census

May 5, 1910: The post office halts an “endless prayer chain” letter started by “a religious crank,” The Times says. The postmaster says that the letter is illegal because it threatens  a “dire calamity” for whoever breaks the chain.

According to the nearly completed census, Los Angeles’ population is about 300,000.

May 5, 1910, Chain Letter