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Today in history: July 5

FDR signed a labor law, and more

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.

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