The drink containing chloral hydrate - a "mickey" - got its name from Mickey Finn, a Chicago restauranteur who in 1903 used the drink to drug his patrons and rob them.

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Michael "Mickey" Finn opened the Lone Star Saloon in 1893. At one point, he met a "voodoo priest", who gave him a white powder.

For years, he and his "house girls" -- hired to encourage patrons to keep drinking -- would slip them mickeys, then take them into the back room and strip them of any valuables.