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Today in women's history: Actor Pearl Baily was born

Friday,  March 29th was Pearl Bailey's birthday.

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Today in women's history: National Women's Party protests workplace discrimination

On this day in 1931, governors of Florida, Virginia, New Mexico and a few other states rejected proposals from the Cotton-Textile Institute to forbid women from working factory night shifts.

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Today in women's history: Mother Jones ordered to stop "stirring up" miners

She was banished from more towns and was held incommunicado in more jails in more states than any other union leader of the time.

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Today in women's history: Mary Joyce ends thousand-mile sled dog trip

During her thousand-mile trek, she endured -60º temperatures, primitive terrain, and minimal communication, making the journey a harrowing one.

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Today in women’s history: Triangle sweatshop fire kills 146

A total of 146 workers - almost all of them immigrant women - are killed in a fire at New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, March 25, 1911.

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Today in women's history: Anne Hutchinson banned from Bay Colony

Not enough is said today about the role of women in formulating the basic beliefs we have about the nature of freedom itself.

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Today in women's history: ERA sent to states for ratification

On March 21, 1972, Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. The amendment fell three states short of being ratified, but the struggle continues to this day.

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Today in women’s history: Singer Rosetta Tharpe was born

Known as a pioneer of 20th-century music, "Sister" Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 - October 9, 1973) was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist.

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Today in women's history: Minnie Fisher Cunningham born

Cunningham was elected president of the Galveston Equal Suffrage Association and toured her home state to speak out for the right for women to vote.

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Today in women’s history: Police evict striking Woolworth’s clerks

New York City police evicted and arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek.

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