Today In History- February 15

Today In History- February 15


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

Stories about Today In History- February 15

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.

See all 2 stories…

Additional Info
This_Day_In_History - Anyone can contribute
17 Jan 2008
19 Jul 2011
View count:
88 (recently viewed: 1)