April 7th, 1933. This was one of the best days in American history, depending on who you ask. Yes, on this day the Cullen-Harrison Act, signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt went into effect, making it legal to buy and sell alcohol in the United States for the first time in 13 years. In 1933 lots of people spent pretty much the entire day hanging out at breweries and bars drinking enough to make up for lost time. This is a tradition that many have continued to this day. April 6th is also celebrated as New Beers Eve to remember all the people who stood in lines in front of breweries beginning the night before alcohol was legalized.