Today in history: September 5

A mean shouts from a balcony down to people below, 'This includes you homos, too!' Below are a man with a brown beard, a man with a red beard, and an effiminate man holding hands with a woman.

September 5 1698: Tsar Peter I of Russia, in an effort to westernize the nobility, imposes a tax on beards except for clergy and peasants.