This Day in History – February 15th, 1879

On February 15th, 1879, American President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States; one of many social reforms he enacted while in office. Hayes took office determined to reform the system of civil service appointments, which had been based on the spoils system […]

This Day in History – February 13th, 1881

La Citoyenne (The Citizeness) was a French feminist newspaper published in Paris from 1881 through 1891 by Hubertine Auclert. It was first published on February 13th, 1881, and appeared bi-monthly. The newspaper was a forceful and unrelenting advocate for women’s enfranchisement, demanding changes to the Napoleonic Code that relegated women to a vastly inferior status. […]

This Day in History – December 4th, 1829

The British Empire, and 19th century imperialism in general, made many changes around the globe as European nations seized many national assets and indentured the people around the globe, but was it all bad? Modern India cites Britain for providing its functional infrastructure making it the most populated democratic country in the world, and also in 1829 the […]

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