this day in crime history: october 28, 1919

Alcohol abuse!

On this date in 1919, the US Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act, which banned alcohol and ushered in the era known as Prohibition. Now that was a crime.

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2 thoughts on “this day in crime history: october 28, 1919

  1. John D.:
    Of ALL the things Congress could choose to override a veto on during Wilson’s tenure as President (and there were PLENTY), they chose the Volstead Act.
    Thank God, it only lasted a dozen or so years.
    Still, it made a few rich, killed more people than it should have, and created a whole “new” set of problems across America.

    Very good post.

    Roll safe out there.

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