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Today in women’s history: Police evict striking Woolworth’s clerks

New York City police evicted and arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek.


Today in women's history: Lida Gustava Heymann born

A leading figure in the women's rights movement in Germany.,Lida Gustava Heymann was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 15, 1868.



Today in women's history: Long live Fannie Lou Hamer

On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.


Today in women's history: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died

On March 13, 1906, Susan B. Anthony died in Rochester, N.Y., shortly after her eighty-sixth birthday.She was a pioneer leader of the cause of women's right to vote.,


Today in women’s history: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” published

The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world's first science fiction novel.


Today in women's history: International Women's Day

March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.


Today in women’s history: Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins

The frame up of the Rosenbergs, fueled by Cold War, anti-communism and anti-Semitism, remains a terrible blot on our nation's history - a gross miscarriage of justice.


Today in women's history: Mary McLeod Bethune honored

On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.


Today in women's history: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act

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