Eggnog Riot


In 1826, liquor was forbidden at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Cadets smuggled alcohol into the barracks anyway, and a defiant Christmas party turned into a riot when two officers attempted to break up the festivities. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, 19th century, military history, Christmas, American history, offbeat history, riots