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  • Sandra Day O’Connor is sworn in as the first woman U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

  • Alice Paul and Rose Winslow begin hunger strike and, one week later, are subject to force-feeding three times...

  • Known as the "Night of Terror", picketers arrested on November 10th are transferred to Occoquan Workhouse, where Superintendent...

  • Silent picketing of the White House begins as twelve women march from Cameron House headquarters carrying tricolor purple,...

  • The Utah Territorial Legislature passes a bill allowing women to vote.

  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote

  • Massive national suffrage parade organized by the Congressional Committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and local...

  • Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party.

  • Equal Pay Act enacted: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers...

  • Susan B. Anthony’s trial starts for illegally voting in Rochester, New York on November 5, 1872.

  • Lucy Burns and Katherine Norey become first women arrested while picketing White House; they were never brought to...

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important...

  • President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act; Title VII prohibits sex discrimination in employment.

  • Suffragists crash the Centennial Celebration in Independence Hall to present the Vice President with the “Declaration of the...

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott spearheaded the first women’s rights convention in American History. Over 300 women...