January 12th

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

One response to “January 12th

  1. salg

    You may want to check 1912. I believe you typed PA instead of MA.

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