Illinois State House Cornerstone with Robert Green Ingersoll's Name Disappears Mysteriously

Timeline of History

History Topics
Political History

The cornerstone of the Illinois State House disappears mysteriously overnight. Some believe that it's because it carries the name of Robert Green Ingersoll, an atheist. Ingersoll was the state's Attorney General when the capitol was built and the cornerstone bore the names of all current state officials.

The presence of the name of a famous atheist has produced numerous protests over the years and, despite weighing three tons, the cornerstone is now gone entirely.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Nazis Object to Vatican Radio Broadcasts About Catholic Clergy Persecution
Charles Lindbergh Testifies Against Helping Britain
Marie Curie's Application to Academy of Sciences Rejected
Slander Judgment Against Madalyn Murray-O'Hair is Reversed

January History Calendar