Prohibition Law Of The Land, Fascist Italy, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Born

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 B. Hussein Obama signs the Matthew Shepard Act in the East Room of the White House (2009)

A terrorist suicide bomber in Peshawar, Pakistan kills 117 and wounds 213 (2009)

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

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