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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 16th

On this day in 1883, The Ladies Home Journal first issue. Louisa Knapp Curtis was the editor and writer. And the first title was, The Ladies Home Journal and Practical Housekeeper The last three words were dropped in 1886. Still in publication today. This magazine is one of the Seven Sisters.

On this day in 1982, Agatha Barbara was elected President of Malta.

1838 Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions (But what were the conditions??) Still a mystery-on the hunt; but if you know please leave a comment.

February 15th

Born this day in 1820, Susan B. Anthony. The Mother of the Suffrage Movement in the United States. Anthony died in 1906, and the 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution in 1920. To read more about Anthony visit, www.susanbanthonyhouse.org

On this day in 1879, President Hayes signed the bill allowing women lawyers to argue cases before the Supreme Court. (remember, in 1873, the Supreme Court ruled women incapable of being lawyers- it went against their nature! see Feb. 12th entry)