Thursday, October 25, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is FBI Lady Day? Susan Roley and Joanne Pierce
graduated from training in 1972, thus becoming the first female FBI agents. Up until then, under the leadership of longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, only men could be agents. But just weeks after Hoover died in May 1972, the Bureau's acting director--motivated in part by new equal rights laws--changed the men--only policy that had been in place since the Prohibition Era.