\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
May 13, 1912
Before the 17th Amendment, US Senators were chosen by state legislatures. On May 13, 1912, Congress passed a Constitutional Amendment that allowed for the direct election of US Senators by the people. The Amendment was ratified by the states less than a year later.