Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Matching Congress in Numbers, Demand a Congressional Amendment Enfranchising Women
April 7, 1913: Suffragists from around the country were back in Washington, D.C., today, for another impressive event.
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.
April 2, 1931: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig struck out today, felled by a teenager who needed only seven pitches to earn herself a place in baseball history.
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.
March 31, 1915: Today the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage became a national organization, adopted a constitution and launched a suffrage campaign that puts it in direct competition with another effort by the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
March 30, 1930: Hard as it may be to believe that a decade has passed, the celebrations marking the victorious end of the "Votes for Women" struggle are already well underway.
March 11, 1912: Though suffragists have many popular themes for speeches and meetings, tonight's choice to challenge 25 objections to women having the vote has outdone them all in terms of drawing a crowd.
March 10, 1919: A worthy finale to a spectacularly successful 23-day nationwide rail tour by the "Prison Special" tonight, as 3,500 people greeted the suffragists who had formerly been imprisoned for peacefully picketing along the White House fence.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Come Out in Full Force for New York Legislative Meeting on Women’s Enfranchisement
March 9, 1910: Clear proof of a revitalized suffrage movement was evident in Albany today at the New York State Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees' joint hearings on changing the State Constitution in order to enfranchise women.
March 6, 1913: Eyewitness accounts of the suffrage parade and pageant three days ago were such a scathing indictment of police inefficiency, indifference and hostility that Senator Wesley Jones, Republican of Washington, who is in charge of the hearings, indicated that no more testimony on the events of the day is needed. The job of...
March 5, 1919: The special railroad car, chartered by the National Woman's Party, left the nation's capital on February 15th and has given these brave activists a chance to state their case to huge crowds and numerous reporters around the country.
March 4, 1918: A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested during last year for picketing along the White House fence!
March 3, 1913: Any doubts about the courage, dedication, or organizational skills of suffragists that may have existed in the minds of some a few hours ago must certainly lie discarded along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C, tonight.
February 27, 1913: The suffrage hikers pushed on toward Washington, D.C., this morning despite rain, mud, hecklers and a growing conflict with the officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
February 26, 1913: General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson are advancing again!
February 25, 1913: Proving that they can be just as bold indoors as on the road, the suffrage hikers descended upon two of Baltimore's most patriarchal institutions on this, the 14th day of their pilgrimage from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
February 23, 1913: In an unexpected move - and an extraordinary burst of energy and enthusiasm - most of the suffragist Army of the Hudson walked all 26 miles from Belair to Baltimore, Maryland, today.
February 20, 1913: Another day and another State line crossed for the suffrage hikers!
February 19, 1913: After seven consecutive days of walking and approximately 116 of the 225 miles from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., behind them, the suffrage hikers are spending this eighth day in Wilmington, Delaware, "getting new feet" as they put it.
February 18, 1913: Halfway! Day Seven of the suffrage hike was very successful in a number of ways, not the least of which was passing the midpoint in the long trek from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.