1755: Czarina Elizabeth founded the first Russian university, the University of Moscow.
1820: Caroline Severance, suffragist; co-founded the American Woman Suffrage Association; 1st woman to register to vote in CA, born.
1870: Katherine Edison, American suffragist & public official who worked on the campaign that won the vote in CA in 1911, born
1874: Susan B. Anthony petitions the US Congress to remit the “unjust” fine imposed upon her for voting. http://bit.ly/hEYQFZ
1875: Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish writer who penned books on women working outside the home & the Armenian genocide, born.
1912: The “Bread & Roses” labor strike in MA, the 1st US strike led & won by women, begins. http://bit.ly/h3gkOX
1915: The US House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote, with a vote of 204 to 174.
1928: Ruth Snyder became the first US woman to die in the electric chair, after being convicted of murdering her husband
1932: Hattie W. Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
1994: Qubilah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, arrested for a plan to murder Louis Farrakhan. http://bit.ly/hXTp47