What happened on that day in Legal

1974 President Richard Nixon signed the national speed limit into law

1965 United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law

1964 United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law

1963 President John F. Kennedy signed the United States Equal Pay Act into law

1808 The slave trade became illegal when the United States enacted a law banning the importation of slaves

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