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Daily Archives: January 15, 2016

Prohibition Started Tomorrow (January 16th) in 1919

Prohibition Started January 16th, 1919

The 18th Amendment was ratified on January 16th, 1919, starting Prohibition. Many of us may be unfamiliar with the 18th Amendment.  That’s highly probable because it’s not an amendment in effect anymore! The 18th Amendment was passed to outlaw the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” In other words, it put a ban on booze. On January