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1st on 21 interesting Facts About the U.S.A: The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.
And the numbers were not trivial. In 1926, in New York City, 1,200 were sickened by poisonous alcohol; 400 died. The following year, deaths climbed to 700. These numbers were repeated in cities around the country as public-health officials nationwide joined in the angry clamor. Furious anti-Prohibition legislators pushed for a halt in the use of lethal chemistry. “Only one possessing the instincts of a wild beast would desire to kill or make blind the man who takes a drink of liquor, even if he purchased it from one violating the Prohibition statutes,” proclaimed Sen. James Reed of Missouri.
The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences – slate.com