On December 5th, 1933, Prohibition ended. It was 80 years ago today Congress passed an amendment repealing the 18th amendment, which prohibited the production and sale of alcohol. The best way we can think to celebrate, at least online, is to show you this collection of anti-alcohol posters from era.
On October 23, 1935, “Beer Baron of the Bronx” Dutch Shultz and his crew sat at the Palace Chophouse at 12 East Park Street in Newark, New Jersey, which Shultz used as his home base. Two hitmen working for Murder Inc. entered and opened fire, wounding Shultz and killing two of his bodyguards and an accountant. Shultz died the next day.
On May 16, 1957, Eliot Ness passed away at the age of 54 from a massive heart attack. Ness was the lawman whose team of Untouchables brought down Al Capone, tackled police corruption and hunted the most notorious serial killer of his time.