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.
February 13, 1913: This was an eventful, but exhausting, 27-mile second day of the Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., suffrage hike by “General” Rosalie Jones and her “Army of the Hudson.”
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.