Today in Binghamton History; doing away with temptation (1864)

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APRIL 26 – Today in 1864, Binghamton saloons are ordered to start closing early.

On Saturday nights, all saloons must close their doors by 10:30 PM, and must remained closed until the following Monday morning.

Reasoning beyond this was that it provided too much temptation, which needed to be “nipped in the bud.”

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