February 15th

1820: Susan B. Anthony, leader of 19th century women’s right movement, founder of National Women’s Suffrage Association, born.

1836: Sarah Fuller, US educator who pioneered methods of education for deaf children, was present for 1st telephone call, born

1848: Sarah Roberts barred from a white school in Boston. Her father filed the 1st school integration suit on her behalf.

1879: President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill permitting women to practice law before the Supreme Court.

1910: Irena Sendler, Polish member of Żegota resistance who helped save 2500 Jewish children from Nazi occupied Warsaw, born.

1953: Tenley Albright becomes the first woman from the US to win the World Figure Skating Championship.

 

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