The Una premiers in Providence, Rhode Island. It was edited by Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis. It's masthead read "A Paper Devoted to the Elevation of Woman," and it is acknowledged as the first newspaper of the woman's rights movement
Wives' Feast, Ireland. Women homemakers celebrate their work by sharing wonderful and elaborate feasts with one another.
February 3, 1821
Birth of Elizabeth Blackwell, first certified woman doctor.
February. 4, 1913
Birth of Rosa Parks, whose protest at giving up her seat on the bus simply because she was black, sparked the 1960s Civil Rights movement.
February 4, 1921
Birth of Betty Friedan, whose book The Feminine Mystique triggered the third wave of feminism in the US.
February 6, 1917
In Great Britain, voting rights were granted to women over age 30
February 9, 1944
Birth of Alice Walker. She was an African American activist and Pulitzer Prize novelist.
February 11, 1858
The Virgin Mary appeared to the peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France.
February 11, 1911
Jeanette Rankin became the first woman to address the Montana legislature. Her topic was woman suffrage.
February 12, 1870
Women gain the vote in Utah Territory
February 13, 1870
Esther Morris became a Justice of the Peace - first woman to hold that position in the U.S.
February 13, 1959
The first Barbie Doll went on sale.
St. Valentine's Day, festival of love, named after a Christian saint.
February 14, 1920
The League of Women Voters is founded as "a mighty experiment" at the Victory Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago, Illinois. At this time there were 33 states that had ratified the amendment.
February 15, 1820
Birth of Susan B. Anthony, who in 1850 helped lead the women's rights movement.
February 15, 1879
For the first time female attorneys would be permitted to argue cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, as a result of a bill signed this date by President Rutherford B. Hayes
February 16, 1883
The first issue of Ladies Home Journal was published
February 18, 1934
Birth of poet and essayist Audre Lorde.
February 20, 1805
Birth of abolitionist and writer Angelina Grimke Weld.
February 25, 1896
Birth of Ida Cox, jazz pioneer who wrote and sang "Wild Women Don't Have the Blues."
February 25, 1987
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Affirmative Action was legal in the landmark case U.S. v Paradise
Feb. 27, 1897
Birth of Marian Anderson, African American singer and humanitarian.
February 28, 1797
Birth of Mary Lyon, founder of the first women's college, Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary (1837)
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