On this day, December 24th, 1826, the Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York begins. The Riot lasted until Christmas morning and is said to have been caused by the smuggling of whiskey to make eggnog for a Christmas Party. The riot involved more than a third of the cadets, seventy cadets were implicated and twenty were court martialed. Among those that participated in the riot but were not court-martialed was Jefferson Davis.
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