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Alcohol

The Man Who Made Prohibition Happen After Being Stabbed...

May 22, 2021

Agents pour liquor into sewer following raid during height of Prohibition, 1921. (Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) You proba...

A History Of Tavern Names And Their Clever Wordplay

March 18, 2021

The White Hart, the Pig N' Whistle, Ye Old Fighting Cocks: Whether it's the liquid courage or the desire to stand out from the crowd, it seems that pub owners have ...

Gilbert Paul Jordan: The 'Boozing Barber' Who Targeted ...

March 12, 2021

Kingsway Avenue, where Jordan's barber shop was located. (Flying Penguin/Wikimedia Commons) From the Grim Sleeper to Jeffrey Dahmer, too many serial killers g...

The Whiskey Ring: The First Time Abraham Lincoln's Repu...

January 9, 2021

A contemporary cartoon about the Whiskey Ring. (Thomas Nast/Wikimedia Commons) We think of the splintering of American political parties and government corrup...

A Brief History of Champagne: Where Did Champagne Come ...

December 31, 2020

In a celebratory setting, a man's hands pour champagne into a glass slipper, while bubbles float in the background, ca.1970s. (Photo by Tom Kelley/Getty Images)...

St. Scholastica Day Riot: When English People Killed Do...

June 6, 2020

St. Scholastica Day riot. (Howard Davies/Wikimedia Commons) Don't you hate it when you get all gussied up and head out to a restaurant for a nice evening only...

FDR Ends Prohibition: The Immediate Aftermath And How T...

March 22, 2020

View of men and women celebrating the repeal of Prohibition with a toast and bell-ringing, Chicago, 1933. (Chicago History Museum/Getty Images) Prohibition ha...

When The U.S. Government Poisoned The Alcohol Supply Du...

January 20, 2020

The Prohibition Party was hemming and hawing about alcohol consumption for years before they got their way in 1919 with the passage of the 18th Amendment, banning...

The Elizabethan Era's Most Horrifying And Disgusting Re...

November 17, 2019

The Elizabethan era began on November 17, 1558, when Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the throne. The era is remembered as a time of beautiful clothing, luxurious h...