Elizabeth Friedman is credited with decrypting more than 12,000 coded messages for #USCG intelligence during the nation-wide crackdown on alcohol smuggling. She's considered America's first female cryptanalyst. The #Prohibition , or Volstead Act, went into affect 100 years ago.
Good morning and happy Friday! Today in 1899, Alfonse Capone was born in NY to Italian immigrant parents. Fittingly, also on this day, 100 years ago, the Volstead Act took effect, banning alcohol sales in America - which fueled his rise in the 1920s to Chicago mob supremacy.
The 'Father of Prohibition,' volstead'>Andrew Volstead, didn't volunteer for the job but got years of hate mail for it
The "Father of Prohibition," volstead'>Andrew Volstead, didn’t volunteer for the job. But he got years of hate mail for it.
It has been 100 years since prohibition was established in the U.S., it lasted 14 years and its influence is still felt today. @jeffglor unveils the story of volstead'>Andrew Volstead, the congressman behind the act.