(Dec 9): Former US President Franklin D Roosevelt (FDR) helped win World War II, but his memory will ring long with beer drinkers for another reason. The US had outlawed alcohol from 1920 to 1933. This gave rise to illicit booze, which created an unmanageable crime rate, with gangsters such as Al Capone murdering with impunity. In 1933, FDR ended Prohibition to wide acclaim.

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