Tag: Timeline

Events in Temperance and Prohibition History: Timeline

There are a number of events in temperance and prohibition history around the world. This is a calender of days for January through December. Typically, one event is listed for each day of the year. There are many thousands of events. Therefore, this is only a partial list from the many events in temperance history. A …

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Temperance Groups Around the World: Timeline

Temperance groups around the world are listed by date of founding. All are non-governmental (NGOs). But branches of international groups are not listed. You will notice that many groups are or were anti-alcoholism. Temperance groups tended not to note any difference between alcohol and alcoholism. They often saw them as the same. Nor between drinkers …

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Liquor in the 20th Century: History of Distilled Spirits Timeline

Liquor in the 20th century underwent major challenges. The biggest was prohibition. During the early 20th century some countries established, and later repealed, prohibition. They included Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and the United States. Referenda to establish prohibition failed in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden.1 This is part of a series Liquor in the …

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Liquor in the 19th Century: History of Distilled Spirits.

alcohol in the 19th century

The major event impacting liquor in the 19th century was the growth of a very powerful temperance movement. It began by calling for moderation in consumption. In general, that meant drinking less. This is Part of a Series Liquor in the 20th Century. Liquor in the 19th Century. 18th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor in the …

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Liquor in the 16th century: History of Distilled Spirits Timeline

The development of liquor in the 16th century was slow. The production and distribution of spirits spread very gradual. Spirit drinking was still largely for medicinal purposes throughout most of the sixteenth century.   This is Part of a Series Liquor in the 20th Century. Liquor in the 19th Century. 18th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor …

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Liquor in the 15th Century: History of Distilled Spirits

alcohol in the middle

The history of liquor in the 15th century was one of gradual advance.      This is Part of a Series Liquor in the 20th Century. Liquor in the 19th Century. 18th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor in the 17th Century. 16th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor in the 15th Century. Earliest History of Liquor. Distilled spirit …

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Earliest History of Liquor: Distilled Spirits Timeline

The earliest history of liquor (distilled spirits) is shrouded in mystery. Much disagreement exists over who first started distillation. The same is true about when and where it occurred.   This is Part of a Series Liquor in the 20th Century. Liquor in the 19th Century. 18th Century Liquor Developments. Liquor in the 17th Century. …

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Beginning of the Temperance Movement in the U.S.

American Temperance Society

The beginning of the temperance movement in the US. is easy to understand. The American Revolution, urbanization and other changes caused social and economic problems. These problems emerged along with increasing alcohol abuse. As a result, many people thought that alcohol abuse caused these societal problems. So people began seeking a solution for drinking problems. …

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