Integrating women into a peacetime military
Enacted on June 12, 1948, the “Women’s Armed Services Integration Act,” allowing women to serve in the military during peacetime for the first time in U.S. history. Although opportunities in the military were still restricted for them, women like Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Hildegard Strobl were now able to serve.
Approved on February 4, 1887, the Interstate Commerce Act created an Interstate Commerce Commission to oversee the conduct of the railroad industry. With this act, the railroads became the first industry subject to Federal regulation.
On January 23, 1964, this act was approved by President Lyndon B. Johnson, renaming the planned National Cultural Center to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a “living memorial” to the slain president.
Act of January 23, 1964, Public Law 88-260, 78 STAT 4, “providing for renaming of the National Cultural Center the John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts, authorizing an appropriation therefor, and for other purposes.”, 01/23/1964