Jun
16

Today in Smithsonian History: June 16, 1896

Engraving of Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897

Engraving of Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897

June 16, 1896. The President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, directs the Civil Service rules will be applied to all persons in the bureaus under the Smithsonian Institution whose salaries are paid out of government appropriations, beginning July 1, 1896.


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