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'Last call for alcohol!' – Ninety-four years ago today
Interior view of a tavern on the day before Prohibition was enacted, showing patrons getting their fill, Covington, KY, 1919. (Photo by Cincinnati Museum Center/Getty Images)

94th anniversary of the start of U.S. prohibition

January 17, 2014

Jan. 17, 1920 marks the ninety-fourth anniversary of the effective date of the Eighteenth Amendment prohibiting the sale, import and transport of alcohol in the United States. On January 16th "last call" was exactly that until prohibition was repealed 1933.