In 1865, the U.S. Secret Service was formed under the Treasury Department to combat counterfeit U.S. currency. In 1935, the National Labor Relations Act was passed; it guaranteed workers the right to organize and bargain collectively. In 1971, the 26th Amendment, reducing the voting age from 21 to 18, was formally certified. In 1996, Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, was born.
Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-91), circus founder; Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902), British colonial financier/politician; John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), economist; Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), writer; Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1902-85), diplomat; Chuck Close (1940- ), artist; Bill Watterson (1958- ), cartoonist; Edie Falco (1963- ), actress; Megan Rapinoe (1985- ), soccer player
In 1975, Arthur Ashe became the first black tennis player to win the Wimbledon men's singles title.
The Secret Service was not tasked with presidential security until after the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901.
"The fact that the talk may be boring or turgid or uninspiring should not cause us to forget the fact that it is preferable to war." – Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
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