Missouri residents were no longer singing the blues about the state’s Blue Laws. The 137-year-old law only allowed stores to sell items deemed “articles of immediate necessity.” The Supreme Court released its ruling the following day, March 11, stating the laws were extremely vague and impossible to enforce. It wasn’t until 1975 before 5% beer could be sold on Sunday, with the abolition of the 1934 Liquor Control Law.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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