Today in 1918: The U.S. first legally observes Daylight Savings Time

Mar 31, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 31, 1918, the U.S. legally observed its first nationwide Daylight Savings Time, marking the beginning of a tumultuous history.

Today in 1911: SCOTUS orders breakup of Standard Oil trust

May 15, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 15, 1911, the Supreme Court dissolved Standard Oil into 34 different companies, but narrowed the reach of the Sherman Act at the same time.

Today in 1913: The Revenue Act of 1913 establishes the modern-day federal income tax system

Oct 3, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Signed into law on October 3, 1913, the Revenue Act of 1913 laid the foundation for the federal income tax system that we know and love today.

Today in 1914: The Federal Trade Commission is created

Sep 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

100 years ago today, the Federal Trade Commission Act is signed into law, creating the act’s titular federal regulatory agency.

Today in 1914: President Wilson proclaims the first Mother’s Day

May 9, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Presidential Proclamation establishing Mother’s Day as the second Sunday in May.

Today in 1910: The Supreme Court resolves Maryland and West Virginia’s longstanding border dispute

Feb 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 21, 1910, the Supreme Court ruled in Maryland v. West Virginia, resolving the decades old border dispute between the two states.

Today in 1911: The Supreme Court compulsion to work to pay off a debt is unconstitutional

Jan 3, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

08Let’s say that you agreed to work for an employer for one year.  As a part of this contract, you agree to

Today in 1912: The Lloyd-La Follette Act was enacted

Aug 24, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On August 24, 1912, the Lloyd-La Follette Act, the first federal whistleblower statute, was enacted to allow federal employees to speak to Congress about their respective agencies.

Today in 1913: The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law

Dec 23, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law, creating the Federal Reserve System and centralizing the U.S.’s money supply.

Today in 1953: The first Veterans Day is celebrated

Nov 11, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On November 11, 1953, Veterans Day was first celebrated in Emporia, Kansas. Previously the holiday was known as “Armistice Day.”

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