Datebook: Congress Passes Prohibition 95 Years Ago

Dec 18, 2012

Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol, 1921
Credit Chicago Historical Society

On this day in 1917, Congress passed the 18th Amendment establishing the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the US. While prohibition wasn't fully in effect until 1920, alcohol became difficult to acquire. The 21st amendment repealed the 18th in 1933, though in many parts of the US prohibition is more or less still in effect.

It’s Tuesday, December 18

Maiden Alley Cinema presents “Trading Places” tonight at 7 as part of their Film Brew series.  A snobbish investor and a wily con artist swap lives as part of a bet made by two callous millionaires.  The 1983 film stars Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.  See details at

The Dickens Carolers appear at the McCracken County Public Library on Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3.  Enjoy hot chocolate and listen to traditional carols sung by the popular Nashville ensemble.  The free performance is in the second floor meeting room.

The Hopkinsville Art Guild Christmas Bazaar continues this month at the Guild Art Gallery, located in Bradford Square Mall.  Work for sale includes small original paintings, Christmas ornaments, cards, jewelry, pottery, and wood turnings.  Hours are 10 to 6 Wednesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 5:30 on Sundays.

Tune in tomorrow at noon to A Chanticleer Christmas on 91-3 WKMS.  Thanks for listening.