Prohibition Yes, Fascist Italy, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

On this day: October 28
President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty (1886)

U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act, enabling Prohibition to begin the following January (1919)

Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini take over the Italian government (1922)

Black Monday (1929)

U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam (1964)

Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua (1985)

President Barack Obama signs the Matthew Shepard Act in the East Room of the White House (2009)

b: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956); d: John Locke (1704), Abigail Adams (1818)

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