April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day, marking the date when the World Intellectual Property Organization Convention came into force in 1970. World Intellectual Property Day was established in 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a...
April 16 marks the passage of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862. The Act ended slavery in the District, freed those held as slaves, compensated those who had legally owned the freed slaves and offered money to newly freed slaves to emigrate. The Act...
On April 8, 1913, the direct election of United States Senators was authorized by ratification of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution. Previously, the Constitution required election of Senators by state legislatures. The election of Senators by legislatures was a...
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