The Federal Bureau of Investigation, famous for the blue jackets with yellow letters, FBI, across the back, all started one hundred and three years ago on this date in 1908.
President Teddy Roosevelt established the Bureau as part of the Justice Department and under the Attorney General. It was given the mandate to enforce the government's regulatory policies, especially on the land grabs in the west and the growing business trusts in the east.
The Attorney General and first head of the FBI at the time was Charles Bonaparte. Yes, he was related to the Bonaparte. He was the grand nephew of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.