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January 16, 2012

On January 16, 2012, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin police arrested Michael West for domestic abuse. His wife, Rebecca, was crying and bleeding from the nose when they arrived. A drunk West said that they were arguing about finances when the strangest thing… Continue reading

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December 30, 1887

On December 30, 1887, the home secretary of Queen Victoria of England received a petition from over 1,000,000 women that asked that public houses be closed on Sundays. And when those 1,000,000 women said public houses, they meant… Continue reading

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September 8, 2018

On September 8, 2018, being young, drinking and feeling immortal took another life. On an evening ‘Booze Cruise’ in Boston Harbor, after a few drinks, acrobatic 21-year-old Aaron Dibella was doing handstands on the railing of the… Continue reading

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August 2, 1100

On August 2, 1100 CE, King William II of England went hunting with his buddies. Remember, during this time, hunters weren’t required to wear bright orange vests and like the redneck white-trash the nobility was, they were… Continue reading

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June 1, 1494

On June 1, 1494, the first written evidence of scotch whiskey was documented in the world. King James IV of Scotland had eight bolls of malt delivered to Brother John Cor at Lindores Abbey in Fife so he could distill it into… Continue reading

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April 23, 1988

On April 23, 1988, a new US federal law went into effect that banned smoking on flights that were under two hours. Smokers went nuts. They whined and wheezed that their right to smoke was being trampled on. They would … Continue reading

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December 5, 1933

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, thereby repealing the 18th Amendment and ending Prohibition. Thus ending the 13 year experiment of trying to legally force everyone to be sober and not drink alcohol. … Continue reading

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November 29, 1961

On November 29, 1961, Enos, an American chimpanzee was launched into space by NASA. He was the third hominid and first chimpanzee to achieve Earth orbit. The first two hominids were Soviet astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. The Americans … Continue reading

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September 29, 1976

On September 29, 1976, on his 41st birthday and during his birthday party, a very drunk Jerry Lee Lewis tried to shoot a soda bottle with his .357 Magnum and missed. Instead, he hit his bass player, Norman “Butch” Owens, … Continue reading

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August 23, 1858

On August 23, 1858, the play “Ten Nights in a Barroom” opened at the National Theater in New York City. It told the story of Sam, an ex-cricket player from Ireland who bought the bar and renamed it “What’s It … Continue reading

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