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8 May 381
Roman Law Lets Women Give Up Acting for Religious Reasons

Roman Law Lets Women Give Up Acting for Religious Reasons

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28 August 381
Roman Emperors Decree Christian Actresses Can Retire From Theater Without Prejudice

Roman Emperors Decree Christian Actresses Can Retire From Theater Without Prejudice

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28 July 391
Roman Emperors Issue New Limits on Anyone in Curia Who Wants to be a Priest

Roman Emperors Issue New Limits on Anyone in Curia Who Wants to be a Priest

1 December 1083

Birth of Byzantine Princess Anna Komnene

1 April 1204
Eleanor of Aquitaine Dies in Convent

Eleanor of Aquitaine Dies in Convent

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17 September 1775
Nine Women of Kalish, Poland, Burned to Death as Witches

Nine Women of Kalish, Poland, Burned to Death as Witches

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4 March 1798

Catholic Women Forced to do Penance for Helping Jews

12 November 1815
Birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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15 February 1820
Birth of Feminist and Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

Birth of Feminist and Suffragist Susan B. Anthony

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23 January 1849

Elizabeth Blackwell Becomes America's First Female Doctor

15 September 1853
Antoninette Brown Blackwell is Made First Female Minister in U.S. of Congregational Church

Antoninette Brown Blackwell is Made First Female Minister in U.S. of Congregational Church

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15 May 1869
National Woman's Suffrage Association Created by Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton

National Woman's Suffrage Association Created by Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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5 March 1871
Birth of Rosa Luxemburg, Russian Jew and Marxist Philosopher

Birth of Rosa Luxemburg, Russian Jew and Marxist Philosopher

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18 November 1872
Susan B. Anthony Arrested by U.S. Marshal for Voting in U.S. Presidential Election

Susan B. Anthony Arrested by U.S. Marshal for Voting in U.S. Presidential Election

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10 July 1874
University of Basel Rejects Admitting Women to Doctoral Programs, but Nietzsche Votes in Favor

University of Basel Rejects Admitting Women to Doctoral Programs, but Nietzsche Votes in Favor

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23 December 1877

Woman's Christian Temperance Union Organized in Hillsboro, Ohio

15 February 1879
Women Allowed to Argue Cases Before Supreme Court

Women Allowed to Argue Cases Before Supreme Court

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19 January 1880

Birth of Dorothy Clutterbuck

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12 January 1886
U.S. Senate Passes Edmunds-Tucker Bill Aimed at Mormon Church

U.S. Senate Passes Edmunds-Tucker Bill Aimed at Mormon Church

19 February 1887
Congress Passes Revised Version of Edmunds-Tucker Bill to Undermine Mormon Church

Congress Passes Revised Version of Edmunds-Tucker Bill to Undermine Mormon Church

7 November 1893
Colorado Becomes Second State Where Women Have the Right to Vote

Colorado Becomes Second State Where Women Have the Right to Vote

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26 October 1902
Death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women's Suffragist and Social Activist

Death of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women's Suffragist and Social Activist

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13 March 1906
Death of Susan B. Anthony, Civil Rights and Women's Suffrage Activist

Death of Susan B. Anthony, Civil Rights and Women's Suffrage Activist

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9 January 1908
Birth of Simone de Beauvoir

Birth of Simone de Beauvoir

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21 January 1908

Women Banned from Smoking in Public

23 January 1911
Marie Curie's Application to Academy of Sciences Rejected

Marie Curie's Application to Academy of Sciences Rejected

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12 January 1915

Women Denied the Right to Vote

11 February 1916
Freethinker and Anarchist Emma Goldman Arrested

Freethinker and Anarchist Emma Goldman Arrested

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6 February 1918

British Women Receive Right to Vote

21 June 1919
19th Amendment Passes U.S. House and Senate

19th Amendment Passes U.S. House and Senate

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4 June 1919
U.S. Senate Finally Passes 19th Amendment for Women's Suffrage

U.S. Senate Finally Passes 19th Amendment for Women's Suffrage

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5 March 1920
Birth of Leontine Kelly, First Black Female Methodist Bishop

Birth of Leontine Kelly, First Black Female Methodist Bishop

18 August 1920
19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution Ratified With Tennessee Vote

19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution Ratified With Tennessee Vote

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26 August 1920
19th Amendment of U.S. Constitution Officially Takes Effect

19th Amendment of U.S. Constitution Officially Takes Effect

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12 September 1922
Episcopal Church Votes to Remove Word 'Obey' From Brides' Marriage Vows

Episcopal Church Votes to Remove Word 'Obey' From Brides' Marriage Vows

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30 May 1932
German Reichstag Fires Married Women from German Civil Service

German Reichstag Fires Married Women from German Civil Service

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1 June 1933
Nazi Germany Introduces Marriage Loan to Put Women Back in Kitchen

Nazi Germany Introduces Marriage Loan to Put Women Back in Kitchen

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8 September 1934
Hitler Dismisses Idea of Equality for Women, Blaming This Lie on Jews

Hitler Dismisses Idea of Equality for Women, Blaming This Lie on Jews

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13 September 1935
Hitler Again Dismisses Equality for Women

Hitler Again Dismisses Equality for Women

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14 May 1940
Death of Emma Goldman, Freeethinker & Anarchist

Death of Emma Goldman, Freeethinker & Anarchist

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0 February 1953

Lebanon Gives Women Right to Vote

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14 September 1953
Alfred C. Kinsey Publishes Controversial Book 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female'

Alfred C. Kinsey Publishes Controversial Book 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female'

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6 March 1958

Amendments to Iraqi Constitution Gives Political Rights to Women

6 September 1966
Death of Margaret Sanger - Nurse & Birth Control Activist

Death of Margaret Sanger - Nurse & Birth Control Activist

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17 February 1969
Golda Meir Becomes Israel's First Female Prime Minister

Golda Meir Becomes Israel's First Female Prime Minister

23 February 1970

First Time Women Can Serve as Eucharistic Minister in Catholic Services

12 May 1971

Sex Discrimination Banned by U.S. Civil Service Commission

17 May 1971

Washington State Bans Sex Discrimination in Employment

3 June 1972
Sally Jane Priesand Becomes First Female Rabbi in Reform Judaism

Sally Jane Priesand Becomes First Female Rabbi in Reform Judaism

29 July 1974
Female Deacons in Philadelphia Ordained as First Female Priests in Episcopal Church

Female Deacons in Philadelphia Ordained as First Female Priests in Episcopal Church

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