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

  1. John D.
    The Volstead Act only lasted about 13 years, if memory serves.
    Have to love the way the lefties have turned THIS event around to make a cause for legalizing certain schedule 1 drugs, right?

    Yeah, alcohol and drugs are similar in only ONE aspect:
    They can BOTH be abused (and regularly are, sad to say).
    Other than that,…different as day is from night.
    (that’s just my opinion…and facts…lol)

    Good call.

    Stay safe out there.

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  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Oh! My aching heart. What a sin. It also made millionaires out of people who thumbed their noses at a very foolish law. Even, elected officials, violated the law.

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