Today In History- February 15

Today In History- February 15

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U.S. President Hayes signs bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before Supreme Court.

Female attornies gain prominence during Hayes administration.

  • Washington D.C., USA

In a dramatic victory for the suffrage movement, on Feb. 15, 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing women to argue cases in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Such legal responsibility was previously denied to women, who still did not have the governmental approval to vote in national politics.


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