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Friday, October 28, 2011

Today in History October 28th

1886  The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.  It was a gift from France in honor of the friendship established with the United States during the American Revolution.  I do understand that our current Allies in Great Britain it is taught in school as the American Revolt, but I think we are long past those issues.  Originally titled "Liberty Enlightening the World", the statue was sculpted in copper by Fredric-Auguste Bartholdi, and the interior frame was engineered by Gustave Eiffel.  Gustave Eiffel was the chief engineer of the Eiffel Tower which still stands in Paris, France.
1919  Congress passed the Volstead Act, or the National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.  We all know how that ended up!  Say Cheers to the fact that Congress is still as stupid and incompetent today as it was in 1919, as far as acting in the best interests of their constituents.
The Prohibition Act was repealed in 1933 by popular demand!  Wonder what acts this country will be Repealing in the near future?

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