July 5, 1865: President Andrew Johnson signed an executive order allowing the execution of four people who conspired to kill President Lincoln and other top officials. The Lincoln conspirators were tried by a military court because Lincoln had been commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army.
July 5, 1935: President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which set guidelines for business-labor ties.
Quote of the Day
“The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything." -Harry S. Truman
More from West Wing Reports...
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- Sorry, GOP, tax cuts don't pay for themselves
- Pope Francis' American problem
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- Are there dogs in heaven? Let's hope not.
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- What is Molly? Everything you need to know about the party drug
- Hey, bosses: Stop giving bonuses to your employees
Subscribe to the Week