On July 24, 1986, the Interstate Commerce Commission would put the kibosh on the proposed Santa Fe-Southern Pacific merger. At Santa Fe's San Bernardino Shops, because the merger was still considered likely, SDF45 5953 (ex-F45 5903, nee-1903) and SD45 5348 (ex-5568, nee-1867) have just been rolled out of the paint shop in the colors for the new railroad - SPSF - on January 22, 1986. Soon, a switcher will come over and move these two bright engines to the mainline to await an eastbound…
September 1, 1953: In Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company, Keys became the first African American to challenge "separate but equal" in bus segregation before the Interstate Commerce Commission. The initial reviewing commissioner declined to hear her case, but Keys prevailed in front of the full commission.
William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Taft's domestic agenda emphasized trust-busting, civil service reform, strengthening the Interstate Commerce Commission, improving the performance of the postal service, and passage of the Sixteenth Amendment.
Haunting Photos Show Aftermath of 19th-Century Train Wrecks
Haunting Photos Show Aftermath of 19th Century Train Wrecks: Not much information is known about any of the accidents, because records were informal until the Interstate Commerce Commission took over railroad safety in 1901.
On September 22, 1961, after six months of protests, arrests, and press conferences by the Freedom Riders, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) finally outlawed discriminatory seating practices on interstate bus transit and ordered the removal of "whites only" signs from interstate bus terminals by November 1. Activists vowed to step up the pressure to enforce the ruling. #TodayInBlackHistory