This Date in History

April 14, 1910: A ripple of excitement ran through the large crowd that assembled to hear the arguments in favor of and against the passage of the Gallinger-Bennet bill to regulate the traffic in spirituous liquors in the District. After 2 1/2 hours had past, former Senator John M. Thurston, of Nebraska, rose and told the members of the Senate committe on the District of Columbia that the bill was a covert attempt to force prohibition upon the people against their will.john_mellon_thurston


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