... 2007 (today), is marked World AIDS Day. Established in 1988 by the World Health Organization and the U.N. General Assembly, the day is set aside to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, through special media reports and programming and other means.
... 1900, the French legislature passed a law permitting women to become lawyers. The 1st woman to take advantage of the law was Jeanne Chauvin. Admitted to the Bar of Paris within a week after enactment of the law, in 1892 Chauvin had successfully defended her doctoral thesis in law. Its title: "Des Professions accessibles aux femmes, en droit romain et en droit français, évolution historique de la position économique de la femme dans la société"; that is, "Of Professions Accessible to Women, in Roman and French Law, the Historical Evolution of the Economic Position of the Woman in Society."