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This 1965 Corvette Stingray was a gift to LBJ’s daughter Luci on her 18th birthday. Unlike most cars manufactured in the sixties, it was equipped with seat belts.
On September 9, 1966, LBJ signed legislation setting new standards for vehicle safety, which included equipping all cars with seat belts beginning in 1968.
-from the LBJ Library
September 9 - California Statehood Day
On September 9, 1850, California was admitted as a free state as part of the Compromise of 1850, becoming the 31st state.
These photographs are from the EPA’s DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.