Monday, December 5, 2011

Today in History: Prohibition Ends in 1933

Prohibition ended at 4:32 p.m. CST today in 1933 when Utah ratified the 21st Amendment, the 36th state to do so, which was three-fourths of the states at that time. Two other states, Pennsylvania and Ohio had ratified it earlier in the day.

The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th AmenLinkdment, ratified in December 1917.

To read more about this event in history, go to history.com. Also, you could go to the library and request the Ken Burns series recently aired on PBS.

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