30 March 1870
Fifteenth Amendment is ratified.
Victoria Woodhull runs for president.
Susan B. Anthony and 15 other women vote for president in Rochester, New York; Anthony is arrested, brought to trial, and fined for the offense.
Woman suffrage amendment is introduced once again in Congress; it is defeated; it is reintroduced every session of Congress for the next 40 years.
Wives of General Sherman and Admiral Dahlgren organize one-thousand signatures on a petition to the U.S. Senate against granting woman's suffrage because a "woman's sphere is in the home."
Over objections from college president Edward Orton, Belle Coit (daughter of Elizabeth Greer Coit) and Alice Townshend become first women admitted to the Ohio Mechanical and Agricultural College (later becomes Ohio State University).
8 May 1875
Massachusetts enacts first effective 10-hour workday law for women.
4 July 1876
Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage protest woman's inequality at the official U.S. Centennial celebration in Philadelphia.
Belva Lockwood runs for President.
A survey shows 40 thousand adults in the U.S. favor women's suffrage. 9,000 live in Ohio.
14 January 1887
Abby Kelly Foster dies at her sister's boarding house in worchester, Massachusetts.
Ohio women are given absolute control of their property.
6 January 1888
Sophia Stone Kelton dies at her house at 586 Town Street, Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio Convention for Women's Rights meets in Columbus, Ohio; Elizabeth Greer Coit serves as delegate.
Wyoming admitted as first suffrage state.
Frances Watkins Harper publishes novel Iola Leroy, which she writes at the age of 63.
Colorado gives women the right to vote.
Frances Watkins Harper confronts international gathering of women at the Chicago World's Fair and accuses them of ignoring concerns and needs of Black women.
Women in Ohio can vote for and become members of Boards of Education.
Idaho approves suffrage; Utah admitted as a suffrage state.
Liquor interests in California deal suffrage a devastating blow setting the movement back for years.
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