Today in Michigan History

April 27, 1933

Michigan law lowered the state’s drinking age.

In celebration of the end of Prohibition, Governor William A. Comstock signed this law that allowed people 18 to 20 years old to drink beer and wine, but not hard liquor. Four years later, the legislature raised the age limit for all alcohol consumption to 21, where it remained until 1972.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.