I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
May 10, 2011
May 10: Astor Place Theater Riot, 1849
Today is the anniversary of the Opera House Riot in New York City. It all started over a rivalry between two Shakespearean actors. Read article here.
Pictured: Edward Forrest.
Engraving by H. Meyer, 1836, from a painting by James Warren Childe.