January 02, 1924

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News from January 2, 1924

News from January 2, 1924 (The Buffalo Enquirer, via Newspapers.com™)

A Look at New Year’s in Washington DC

New Year’s Day in 1924, at the heart of the United States, was marked with a blend of tradition and official duty. President Calvin Coolidge and the First Lady, Mrs. Coolidge observed the long-standing, official protocol of hosting a grand reception at the White House. The event saw an impressive roster of attendants, with around 4,000 individuals shaking hands with the President and the First Lady.

The Secretary of State and Mrs. Hughes also stood to their official duties, hosting a breakfast gathering for diplomats.

In the backdrop of these official and social engagements, Prohibition Commissioner Haynes stated that the new year was the driest in history, reacting to the still ongoing national prohibition of alcohol. However, this comment was contradicted by police who claimed it was the wettest day.

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