Today in Herstory: Margaret Sanger Calls for Repealing Laws Blocking Contraception Access and Information
January 29, 1917: Three thousand people cheered Margaret Sanger's speech earlier tonight at Carnegie Hall, as she called for the repeal or overturning of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code and all similar statutes.
January 28, 1917: A regular schedule of force-feedings is being drawn up by Workhouse authorities for Ethel Byrne, now serving a 30-day sentence for giving out information on contraception last October at the nation's first birth control clinic.
January 27, 1917: Force-feeding of birth control advocate Ethel Byrne at the Workhouse on Blackwell's Island has begun, and will continue on a three-times-per-day basis.
January 26, 1917: Ethel Byrne's condition continued to weaken this morning as she passed the 96-hour mark of her fast.
January 23, 1917: Ethel Byrne, imprisoned birth control advocate, is fully resisting jailhouse authorities today, just as she vowed to do yesterday.
January 22, 1917: It's 30 days in the Workhouse for Ethel Byrne, sentenced today for her work at what was the nation's first and only birth control clinic until it was raided and shut down by authorities.
January 21, 1972: The two started the day early - and together - as guests on Channel 7's "Kennedy and Company."
January 20, 1910: Alice Paul returned to her family's home in New Jersey today after an extended stay in Great Britain.
January 15, 1917: Reinforcements - and more contributions - for the "Silent Sentinels" today.
January 14, 1909: In a pair of bold moves, the National American Woman Suffrage Association has announced that it will be opening new offices in both Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York, to more vigorously pursue its goal of achieving "Votes for Women."
January 13, 1917: Four days of picketing President Wilson at the White House have brought gratifying results, and the protests will be even larger next week.
January 12, 1917: Today was a very good - though quite frigid - one for the "Silent Sentinels" of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
January 9, 1918: In a momentous and surprise announcement that is sure to help in tomorrow's crucial House vote, the President has ended many years of evasion and neutrality on the issue by coming out strongly in favor of women having a Constitutionally guaranteed, nationwide right to vote.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic
January 8, 1917: Ethel Byrne was found guilty today of violating New York State's anti-birth-control law while working at her sister Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic when it was raided on October 25th.
January 6, 1920: Suffrage forces are now two-thirds of the way to victory in the final stage of the "Votes for Women" battle!
January 5, 1944: This looks like a great year for the Equal Rights Amendment! Representative Pat Cannon intends to get the amendment out of the House Judiciary Committee.
December 18, 1915: Well, since a ballot box that accepts women's votes won't be available at their local precinct, they'll go to the nearest one that - under the right circumstances - will accept their ballots. It's in Kansas.
December 17, 1970: A long overdue, but powerful statement by a rare assemblage of the nation's feminist leaders was made here today at the Washington Square Methodist Church in Manhattan.
December 16, 1918: A spectacular procession, followed by a stunning protest in favor of woman suffrage, took place this afternoon at the Lafayette Monument in Washington, D.C.
December 15, 1914: The Maxwell Motor Company's salesroom on "Automobile Row" at Broadway and Fifty-ninth Street in Manhattan took on a distinctly feminist air today.