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, United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

The United States Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. (Wikipedia)

The President's message again makes clear his desire that Congress repeal "war-time" prohibition, but this Congress has refused to do. The situation, therefore, reverts to the status of the past few months. In the face of the unwillingness to Congress to repeal the legislation Attorney-General Palmer has held that the ban cannot be lifted until the peace treaty is ratified, and the President, in a peace proclamation, declares the war to be at an end.

Roots of PROHIBITION The Time is Now (Ken Burns) (

The Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati, Ohio
October 28, 1919

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