This Day at Law

Supreme Court of Japan established

On August 4, 1947, the Supreme Court of Japan was established. Learn more about the Justices of the Japanese Supreme Court.

Dutch Low Countries declare independence from Spain

On July 26, 1581, the Dutch Low Countries signed the Plakkaat_van_Verlatinghe (the Act of Abjuration), declaring independence from Spain.Learn more about the Plakkaat van Verlatinghe.

Americans with Disabilities Act signed

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and activities of state and local government. Review a summary of the Act from the US Department of Labor.

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