Happy 70th Birthday to Original GI Bill

FDR signed the bill in 1944.

FDR signed the bill in 1944. AP file photo

Yesterday marked the anniversary of a landmark law.

The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the “GI Bill” was enacted June 22, 1944, and provided a wide range of benefits for veterans returning from World War II, including low-cost home loans, education and vocational training.

Roughly 8 million out of 16 million World War II veterans used their education benefits -- and in turn, they helped change the country.