October-23

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October 23, 1915: Women March in New York for Suffrage Parade

On this day in 1915, 25,000 women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City advocating for women’s voting rights. Five years later, the 19th amendment was passed in 1920 and granted 26 million women (half of the population at the time) the right to vote.

Dive deep into the Suffrage Movement with American Experience’s “Battle for Suffrage” article, which details key figures, events, and victories throughout the Suffrage movement. 

Photo: Photograph shows four women carrying ballot boxes on a stretcher during a suffrage parade in New York City, New York (Library of Congress).

Photo: Suffrage parade, NYC, Oct. 23, 1915 (Library of Congress).

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The 2014 Fictional History Award for Busiest Day goes to …

October 23rd!

Though the earlier part of the year was, admittedly, handicapped by virtue of my having done less research than I did by the later part of the year, the fact remains that October 23rd is still way above average in terms of number of events in a single day.

One birth, one death, one holiday, and three separate events all make October 23rd stand out on the 2014 calendar.

It’s worth noting, however, that, for 2015, this six events in one day record has already been matched.  On January 1st.

So, who knows?  Next year’s winner might reach the double digits!

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