February 12, 1913: “On to Washington!” and “Votes for Women!”
February 11, 1937: Amelia Earhart, who five years ago became the first woman – and only the second person – to fly solo across the North Atlantic, announced plans today for a far more ambitious adventure.
February 10, 1919: A landmark suffrage victory came tantalizingly close today, but still remains out of reach tonight.
February 9, 1908: The Progressive Woman Suffrage Union opened its new 6′ x 7.5′ office at 63 West 14th Street in Manhattan to the press and public today.
February 5, 1917: Margaret Sanger is in Brooklyn’s Raymond Street Jail tonight, beginning a 30-day sentence for the “crime” of giving out birth control information.
February 3, 1944: Women serving their country through military service got a well-deserved salute from the Women’s Army Corps commander today upon her return from a 26-day inspection tour overseas.
February 2, 1917: The verdicts of the three-judge panel were read just hours after Ethel Byrne was freed from the Blackwell’s Island Workhouse.
January 30, 1917: Imprisoned birth control advocate Ethel Byrne’s force-feedings continue, as do nationwide protests over her conviction and treatment.
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.