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April 9, 1975: Men and Women Agree - It's Time for the Equal Rights Amendment

April 9, 1975: Men and Women Agree – It’s Time for the Equal Rights Amendment

Public support for the Equal Rights Amendment remains overwhelming, according to a Gallup Poll released today.
April 8, 1931: Amelia Earhart Sets New Records - And Breaks Her Own

April 8, 1931: Amelia Earhart Sets New Records – And Breaks Her Own

Not only did she set an altitude record that was until now held by a man, she broke her own record a few hours later, and did it all in an unusual type of aircraft. No one had ever taken an autogyro to 18,000 feet, but today she did so twice, the second time soaring...
April 7, 1913: 531 Suffragists Attend a Parade and Pageant in DC

April 7, 1913: 531 Suffragists Attend a Parade and Pageant in DC

Just five weeks after overcoming the riotous conditions which beset their parade and pageant on March 3rd, suffragists from all around the nation were back in Washington, DC, today, for another impressive event demanding a Constitutional amendment enfranchising women nationwide.
April 4, 1907: The Equality League of Self-Supporting Women Votes on War, Equal Pay, and Suffrage

April 4, 1907: The Equality League of Self-Supporting Women Votes on War, Equal Pay, and Suffrage

There was a packed house on hand this evening for a meeting of Harriot Stanton Blatch's "Equality League of Self-Supporting Women" at New York City's Cooper Union.
Founding Feminists: April 3, 1920

Founding Feminists: April 3, 1920

Over 88% of New York State's women earn less than the $16.13 a week the Federal Government considers the minimum income needed to cover basic living costs.
Founding Feminists: April 2, 1931

Founding Feminists: April 2, 1931

Jackie Mitchell pitched her legendary "sinker" in an annual exhibition game with the New York Yankees.
Founding Feminists: April 1, 1909

Founding Feminists: April 1, 1909

Women-only cars on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad's "Hudson Tube" route through the McAdoo Tunnel from 23rd Street in Manhattan to Hoboken, New Jersey, are proving popular.
Founding Feminists: March 31, 1915

Founding Feminists: March 31, 1915

Today, Alice Paul's "Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage" became a national organization, adopted a constitution, and launched a suffrage campaign that puts it into direct competition with another effort by the more conservative National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Founding Feminists: March 24, 1972

Founding Feminists: March 24, 1972

"A feminist 'pro-change' constituency is solidifying among specific groups of women."
Founding Feminists: March 20, 1937

Founding Feminists: March 20, 1937

Amelia Earhart's latest adventure nearly ended in disaster today when she attempted to fly to Howland Island, the second stop on her around-the-world flight.