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International Whisk(e)y Day (March 27)

The name is used with the parenthesis to indicate support of Scottish, Canadian, and Japanese whiskies (no e) as well as Irish and American whiskeys (with an e). The day publicly supports Parkinsons Disease research in addition to enjoying Whiskey.

View of billboard advertising Olco whiskey; billboard depicts men in passenger car next to mountains, river and inn; waiter holds tray with whiskey bottle and glasses; billboard reads: “Always ask for Olco whiskey, it leaves you younger; good for medicinal purposes, O.B. Cook & Co., sale owners.” Recorded in glass negative ledger: “D/Signs & signboards.”

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

In March of 1907, Congress passed the Expatriation Act, which decreed, among other things, that U.S. women who married non-citizens were no longer Americans. If their husband later became a naturalized citizen, they could go through the naturalization process to regain citizenship.

But none of these rules applied to American men when they chose a spouse.

That Time American Women Lost Their Citizenship Because They Married Foreigners

Image: George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress