Temperance & Prohibition Trivia!
Speaking of the ca.2000 stock market crash....
Cash registers were invited by a
saloon owner, to prevent peculation -- skimming of the day's cash receipts
by clerks before depositing the remainder in the bank. The cash register
made it possible to balance the contents of the cash drawer against the
machine's own total of transactions, thus catching thieves.
"Grog," a traditional alcoholic beverage of sailors, was named
in honor of British Admiral Edward Vernon, who defended British ships
from Spanish pirates in the early 1700s. It seems that Vernon's nickname
was "Grog," for the "grogram" material used to make
The early Bolsheviks were ardent drys and enacted national prohibition in Russia. Less idealistic Marxists ended Russian prohibition in 1923.
The ancestors of 1976 and 1980 Prohibition presidential candidate Ben Bubar were Buchanans from Ireland. Ben's branch of the family sided with the French against the English during the American Revolution, and they changed their name to "Bubar" in order to appear French instead of British.
Cylinder newspaper presses, the first major printing innovation since the invention of moveable type, were first manufactured in the United States by the Hoe Company in 1830. The first cylinder press was used to print The Temperance Recorder in Albany, New York. The press was operated by two men and a boy: One man to crank the flywheel, one man to feed the blank sheets of paper individually into the press, and a boy to collect the printed sheets as they were discharged from the press.
Nineteen thirtytwo ed.itorial cartoon (postcard) celebrating the election