History Stories
CATEGORY: Prohibition
See the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929—in Color
February 8, 2018

Al Capone was widely believed to have ordered the hit. Read More

The Improbable Prohibition Agents Who Outsmarted Speakeasy Owners
January 16, 2018

Meet Izzy and Moe, the Prohibition era’s canniest crimebusters. Read More

The Tragic Story of America’s Deadliest Nightclub Fire
November 27, 2017

Nearly 500 patrons perished in the 1942 inferno at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove. Read More

How Prohibition Gave Birth to NASCAR
November 17, 2017

It wasn’t gasoline—but moonshine—that fueled the growth of stock car racing in Appalachia and led to the rise of NASCAR. Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition
January 16, 2015

Ninety-five years after its inception, learn 10 fascinating facts about America’s nearly 14-year “noble experiment” in alcohol prohibition. Read More

The Night Prohibition Ended
December 5, 2013

Look back at America’s surprising reaction to the end of Prohibition. Read More

Drink Some Whiskey, Call in the Morning: Doctors & Prohibition
January 17, 2012

During Prohibition, which took effect 93 years ago this week, many doctors boosted their practices by doling out medicinal alcohol. Read More