TIL of the 1855 Chicago “Lager Beer Riot”, a result of the mayor renewing enforcement of an old city ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and raising the cost of a liquor license from $50 per year to $300 per year. The move was seen as anti-immigrant and led to 1 dead & 60 arrested.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lager_Beer_Riot

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