Re: OT: On This Day
- From: sum1@xxxxxxxxxx (Ian)
- Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 16:59:04 +0000 (GMT)
I googled and wikied the topic as well, Sue, and I fully concur with
what you wrote. What I did find amazing is that a few of the states
initially allowed at least some women the right to vote but by 1807
they all had dropped it. Enfranchising African-American MEN with the
15th admendment really got the issue of women suffrage going but it
really did take a lifetime to get it univerally accepted in the US
with the 19th admendment in 1920.
One year, eight months, four weeks, 20 hours, 1 minute and 16 seconds.
12736 cigarettes not smoked, saving $3,820.75. Life saved: 6 weeks, 2
days, 5 hours, 20 minutes.
British females got the vote just after the First World War, their
Suffragette Movement having done a deal with the PM, Lloyd george, to wit,
if they replaced the men who had been called up for the military
in factories, banks, etc, he'd guarantee allowing them to vote.
But I am almost certain a woman had to be 25 or over to get a vote. Of
course it became 21 and then in the Sixties, 18.
You may have seen that old brief bit of film where a major figure in
the Movement, Mrs Emily Pankhurst, throws herself under the leading horse
at a racecourse, bringing it down and getting herself killed. The horse
belonged to King George V.
Here comes 8 months!
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