Thursday, October 28, 2010

On This Day in History...and other reminders

I am getting a late start tonight, it has been a long week.

I am so excited to see a few more followers every day!!  Don't forget, everyone that is a follower of my blog by Monday, Nov.1 will be entered to win your choice of one of four autographed books I picked up at the Texas Book Festival a few weeks ago.  I have decided to give one away regardless of whether or not I have made 50 followers to thank those of you that have joined my new blog!!  Your choices can be found at the right in the entry entitled Awesome Giveaway!

I will also be giving away The Girl Who Became a Beatle on Nov. 8.  You will need to complete the form to be entered into that giveaway.

I will have more giveaways to announce once I return from YALSA next weekend.

What was going on today in History...

In 1886, The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

In 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Prohibition Amendment.

In 1905, George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession, which dealt frankly with prostitution, is performed at the Garrick Theater in New York. The play, Shaw's second, had been banned in Britain. After only one performance, puritanical authorities in New York had the play closed. On October 31, the producer and players were arrested for obscenity, but a court case against the play failed to convict playwright, producer, or actors. Although some private productions were held, the show wasn't legally performed in Britain until 1926.
Mrs. Warren's Profession

1 comment:

  1. I have just found your blog and have joined as a Follower via GFC.

    I hope you get to your mark of 50 followers.

    Thanks and all the best.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com