|Year|| Event |
|1934|| The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is established. |
|1934|| "Equal Time Act", which forces radio stations to provide equal time to every one who claims to be a political candidate, becomes law. |
|1951|| Pres. Truman signed a military manpower bill extending the draft until July 1, 1955; lowering the draft age to 18; and authorizing universal military training to take effect at an unspecified date. (The Encyclopedia of World History) |
|1953|| Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American citizens, were executed at Sing Sing prison for spying for the Soviet Union. The US Supreme Court declined to issue a stay of execution. |
|1961|| In Mapp v. Ohio, the Supreme Court declares that illegally seized evidence may not be used to convict a suspect. |
|1968|| "OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL AND SAFE STREETS ACT" becomes law. Among other things, it authorized law enforcement wiretapping. The scope has been much expanded since then by similar laws. |
|1996|| Congressman Clinger opened Congressional Hearings on the matter of the Clinton staff obtaining about 3000 FBI records for their personal perusal ("Filegate"). |
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