On February 15, 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes
signed legislation allowing women to be admitted to practice before
the United States Supreme Court. Belva Lockwood became the first
woman admitted to practice under the new law on March 3, 1879.
On February 15, 1906, the British Labour
Party was organized. By the 1920's, Labour had surpassed
the Liberal Party to become the primary opposition to the
Conservative Party in Great Britain. Today, the government is
controlled by Labour, headed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.