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August 26th: Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2011

August 26th: Women's Equality Day

On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became law, giving American women the vote.

In 1971, at the urging of Rep. Bella Abzug, Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day,” and that is how the anniversary is known today.