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Dec
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Celebrate the end of prohibition tonight at First Friday.

It’s hard to believe that 75 years and one day ago drinking booze purchased secretly and hidden away from prying eyes was not just something teenagers did…

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition, this country’s failed experiment with legislating clean living. In many ways we haven’t actually come that far (smoking bans), but in some we have.

So, if you’re in the DC area, come out to First Friday tonight and have a drink for all those who came before us who couldn’t without lining the pockets of Rum Runners like the Kennedy clan.

Little known fact about prohibition, alcohol was still available but only by prescription. Click on the picture for a larger version of the real alcohol prescription sheet from the era. What would the doctor say? “Take two martinis and call me in the morning”?

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1 Response to “Celebrate the end of prohibition tonight at First Friday.”


  1. December 6, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Repeal Day Rocks!

    What a better way to show your appreciation the little piece of freedom you gained 75 years ago then getting cheerfully half in the bag?

    Yes, I am already there, Cheers!


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