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Susan B. Anthony

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony

Profession: Suffragette

United States of America

Biography: A social reformer who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.

Born: February 15, 1820
Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: March 13, 1906 (aged 86)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events

  • 1869-05-15 National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 1872-11-05 American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1872-11-18 Suffragette Susan B. Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting
  • 1873-06-18 Susan B. Anthony fined $100 ($2,200 in 2020 value) for voting for US President in Rochester, New York; she refused to pay and no further action against her was taken
  • 1884-03-08 Susan B. Anthony addresses U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, 16 years after legislators 1st introduced a federal women's suffrage amendment.
  • 1978-10-10 US Congress approves dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony
  • 1979-07-02 Susan B. Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman

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