What happened on that day in Legal

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

Related Incidents

1767 King Taksin was crowned King of Thailand (Siam)

1940 Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister, replacing Neville Chamberlain

1964 Kenya became a republic

1994 Nelson Mandela sworn in as the first black president of South Africa

1949 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed the papers to grant independence to Indonesia

2003 The Spirit Rover was launched by NASA to start the Mars Exploration Rover mission

1903 Innovation of the aeroplane

1926 John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of a live television system

1814 Innovation of the steam locomotive (engine)

1921 The Communist Party of China (CPC) was formed, and Chen Duxiu was elected its leader

1945 International Monetary Fund was formally established by 29 member countries

1876 Innovation of the telephone

1836 Spain recognized the independence of Mexico by signing the Santa María–Calatrava Treaty

1924 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announced that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies in the universe

1901 Guglielmo Marconi sent and received the first wireless message across the Atlantic Ocean