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January 16

It’s Hooch Hoarders Day! 99 years ago today, in 1919, the United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This started a one-year countdown to national prohibition. This was the time when forward-thinking individuals and institutions starting hoarding up liquor. W.C. Fields, for example, loaded his attic and basement with literally thousands of bottles of liquor. Many bars and clubs did the same, figuring that, even with the ban in place, there would still be those citizens who would want a drink, legal or otherwise.