18th May – Prohibition Silliness Still Running Strong Today 1930

18th May 1930 : Following pressure from the temperance movement , President Hoover has recommended strengthening the prohibition enforcement by moving enforcement to the justice department. This places the day to day dry rules under Attorney General Mitchell, It is also proposed to strengthen and … [Read more...]

28th February – End of Prohibition Begins Today 1937

U.S.A. DRY PROHIBITION LAWS 28th February, 1937: On this day, it was reported that Dr. James R. Garber advocated repeal of current dry laws. Being a doctor, he had pushed for the re-legalization of the sale of alcohol because of the medicinal value that it had (still has in some cases). He also … [Read more...]

7th April – US National Beer Day First Celebrated 1933

There are a few unofficial "beer holidays" scattered throughout the calendar. August 7 is supposedly International Beer Day. American Beer Day is October 27. But National Beer Day, celebrated each year on April 7, actually has some meaning behind it. It's the day in 1933 that President Franklin … [Read more...]

5th April – Alcohol Prohibition Ends in Finland Today 1932

April 5, 1932: Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores. Prohibition of alcohol, often referred to simply as prohibition, is a sumptuary law which restricts or prohibits the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcohol and alcoholic … [Read more...]