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Prohibition begins... No Beer...

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January 16, 1920

THE SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 16, 1920  This 18 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "J. BARLEYCORN IS MOURNED AT 36-HOUR WAKE" "New Yorkers Drown Grief In Final Toasts, But, Oh, What a PriceThey Paid !" "AND DAYBREAK MEANS NOTHING" and more. (see)

Tells of the upcoming official start of prohibition in America as a whole. Other news of the day.

Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: In the history of the United States, Prohibition is the period from 1920 to 1933, during which the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption were banned nationally as mandated in the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Prohibition of alcohol can also refer to the antecedent religious and political temperance movements calling for sumptuary laws to end or encumber alcohol use.

Following significant pressure on lawmakers as a result of the temperance movement, the United States Senate proposed the Eighteenth Amendment on December 18, 1917. The 18th Amendment was certified as ratified on January 16, 1919, having been approved by 36 states, and went into effect on January 16, 1920. Some state legislatures had already enacted statewide prohibition prior to the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment.

Category: The 20th Century