May 4, 1912: What a great day this has been for "Votes for Women" advocates!
April 30, 1915: There was a quite frustrating and somewhat heated exchange of views this afternoon as Inez Milholland Boissevain, Doris Stevens and several other members of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage met with U.S. Senator James O'Gorman, Democrat of New York.
April 29, 1905: "Equal pay for equal work" is the demand of an insurgent group of women teachers led by Anna Louise Goessling of P.S. 44 in Brooklyn, New York.
Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory columnn. April 28, 1924: Though this is the fifth annual national convention of the League of Women Voters, it’s the first one to be held in a presidential election year since the battle for the suffrage amendment ended in victory on August 26, 1920, so it’s an especially exciting...
April 27, 1904: A victory today for female teachers who wish to marry, and for women's rights in general.
Today in Herstory: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Endorses Family Planning Information Being Widely Available
April 23, 1963: A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the prestigious American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who want it.
April 22, 1919: Pennsylvania suffragists have never lacked determination and today their persistence paid off, as the House passed a bill - by an almost two-to-one margin - to put a suffrage referendum on the State ballot in 1921.
April 21, 1913: This certainly has been a newsworthy day for woman suffrage!
April 20, 1912: There is great excitement and activity today at two New York City suffrage offices, as the day of the big parade approaches.
April 17, 1943: While asking for even greater involvement and sacrifice by women in our war effort, President Roosevelt noted today that women have more reason than most Americans to want to defeat the Axis powers.
April 15, 1929: The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau's clinic was raided this morning by New York City police, who arrested two doctors and three nurses, then seized massive amounts of "evidence," including confidential patient records.
April 13, 1970: Grove Press became the third media target of feminists in the past month as activists led by Robin Morgan staged a sit-in today to protest Grove's sexual exploitation of women in its publications, as well as its union-busting policies.
April 10, 1882: An abused wife has a right to sue her husband, according to an opinion issued today by Justice John R. Brady of the New York State Supreme Court, writing for the majority.
April 9, 1975: Public support for the Equal Rights Amendment remains overwhelming, according to a Gallup Poll released today.
April 8, 1894: A strong endorsement of equality for women this morning by Rabbi Joseph Silverman of New York's Temple Emanu-El, at Fifth Avenue and Forty-third Street.
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.