Tuesday, October 20, 2009


On 20 Oct 1947 the House UnAmerican Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the United States motion picture industry.
These investigations led to the blacklisting of many progressives involved in the industry.

On 28 October 1886, President Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
Cleveland refused to allow women to attend the ceremonies because he feared the festivities would be too rowdy for "ladies".
Suffragists who would not be silenced during the dedication of the ironically called "Lady Liberty" rented or hired boats and surrounded the statue. It was a sight to behold

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