This Day @ Law
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed, ending Russia involvement in WWI

On March 3, 1918, the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with the communist government of Russia, ending Russian involvement in World War I. The treaty furthermore opened independence for Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

Read the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and other documents related to the Peace of Brest-Litovsk from the Avalon Project at Yale University.

First woman admitted to practice before US Supreme Court

On March 3, 1879, Belva Lockwood became the first woman admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Learn more about women at the Supreme Court bar from the Supreme Court Historical Society.