Selling Booze in Honolulu May Require Speaking English
Posted: April 12, 2016 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, News, Teasers
This week in history — April 20, 1912 — the Honolulu Liquor Commission proposed restricting liquor licenses to those who could speak English. According to the commission, the non-English-speaking license owners did not understand the liquor laws.
If the bill were to pass, many Asian saloon owners would not be able to own a license due to their lack of English-speaking abilities. Read more about it in “Orientals Unfit to Keep Saloons.”
“Orientals Unfit to Keep Saloons”
The Hawaiian star, April 20, 1912, Page 8
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