Women lawyers allowed to practice before US Supreme Court

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.

Learn more about Belva Lockwood.

British Labour Party founded

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.

Read the Labour Party Rule Book.

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