On this day in 1963, Vice-President Johnson attended the wedding of Congressman Wilbur Mills’ daughter.
On this day in 1964, the White House hosted the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy celebrating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare.
On this day in 1966, President Johnson Signed the Bail Reform Act of 1966.
’Because of the bail system, the scales of justice have been weighted for almost two centuries not with fact, nor law, nor mercy. They have been weighted with money.
’But now, because of the Bail Reform Act of 1966, which an understanding and just Congress has enacted and which I will shortly sign, we can begin to insure that defendants are considered as individuals—and not as dollar signs.’
On this day in 1967, President Johnson met with Prime Ministers Jens Otto Krag of Denmark and Aldo Moro of Italy.