Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This Day in History January 16, 1920

It was on this date in 1920, that the Volstead Act was passed by Congress.  What was that?  It is what began Prohibition.  Congress actually overrode President Wilson's veto.  For thirteen years, America was "dry."  Yeah, and we know how well that worked!  It was repealed in 1933.

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