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Christmas, 1919




Dec. 25, 1919, Christmas 

Harry Carr writes: “Christmas in New York this year is to all practical purposes a giant shell game. Modern civilization has never seen its parallel for vulgar, wild extravagance.”

Dec. 25, 1919, America's First Dry Christmas
Dec. 25, 1919: John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million [$1.2 billion USD 2008] for charitable purposes – to raise the salaries of college professors and to aid medical education, public health administration and scientific research. His latest donation brings his public gifts to about $450 million [$5.5 billion USD 2008].

Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel of the Anti-Saloon League, says that with the advent of Prohibition, the nation's first dry Christmas is "the most valuable, helpful and uplifting gift which the American people ever received."

 
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