Today in 1834: The Spanish Inquisition, a centuries-long brutal effort by the Catholic Church to root out heresy, begun in 1481, is officially abolished by King Bonaparte.
Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella had chosen Catholicism as their religion and asked the pope to help purify the people of Spain. Many thousands were forced to convert, were tortured to encourage confession, or burned at the stake.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the Kutter Bike Night fundraiser to benefit the Janesville Lacrosse Club. Enjoy food, beverages, live music, hot rods and Harleys! There is no cost, but donations are appreciated. Janesville Lacrosse Club will be there with lacrosse-themed games. Try your hand at a 100 mile per hour shot into a goalie’s net and enter to win prizes. Sponsors include LYCON Inc. and Culligan of Janesville. This is tonight from 5 to 9 pm at Kutter Harley-Davidson, 3223 North Pontiac Drive in Janesville. For more info, visit JanesvilleLacrosse.com.
This evening, the Alliance for Animals and the Environment hosts a free screening of what critics have called “the best of the animal rights documentaries”, with the Madison premier of “Speciesism: The Movie.” This thought-provoking documentary examines animal agriculture from aspects most have not yet considered. Free vegan refreshments will be served. This is at 5:30pm at Lakeview Library, 2845 North Sherman Avenue. For more info, call 608-246-4547.