How did American temperance reformer William ‘Pussyfoot’ Johnson lose an eye in 1919?

Answer: While attending a debate in London over temperance – the prohibition or restriction of alcohol use – a riot broke out. During the melee, Johnson was brutally dragged from the platform by angry medical students and struck in the eye by a thrown stone.

Source: Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History by Jack Snead Blocker, David M. Fahey, and Ian R. Tyrrel

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