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United States v. Susan B. Anthony (1873)

The United States v. Susan B. Anthony is a milestone in women's history, a court case in 1873. Susan B. Anthony was tried in court for illegally voting. Her attorneys unsuccessfully claimed that citizenship of women gave to women the constitutional right to vote. Dates of Trial June 17-18, 1873 Background When women were not included in the constitutional amendment, the 15th, to extend suffrage to black men, some of those in the suffrage movement formed the National Woman Suffrage Association (the rival American Woman Suffrage Association supported the Fifteenth Amendment).
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Lemuria the Ancient Roman Day of the Dead

The upcoming holiday of Halloween may derive, in part, from the Celtic holiday of Samhain. However, the Celts weren't the only ones to appease their dead. The Romans did so at numerous festivals, including the Lemuria, a rite that Ovid traced back to the very founding of Rome. Lemuria and Ancestor Worship The Lemuria took place on three different days in May.
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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott is known for writing Little Women and other children's stories, connections to other Transcendentalist thinkers and writers. She was briefly a tutor of Ellen Emerson, daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, nurse, and was a Civil War nurse. She lived from November 29, 1832 to March 6, 1888.
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Nellie Bly

The reporter known as Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, where her father was a mill owner and county judge. Her mother was from a wealthy Pittsburgh family. "Pink," as she was known in childhood, was the youngest of 13 (or 15, according to other sources) of her father's children from both of his marriages; Pink competed to keep up with her five older brothers.
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Major Rivers That Flow North

A common misconception about rivers is that they all flow south. Perhaps some people think that all rivers flow toward the equator (in the Northern Hemisphere) or that rivers like to flow down toward the bottom of north-oriented maps. Whatever the source of this misunderstanding, the truth is that rivers, like all other objects on earth, flow downhill due to gravity.
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A Biography of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Although the confrontational style of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Gregory "Nino" Scalia was widely regarded as being one of his less appealing qualities, it underscored his clear sense of right and wrong. Motivated by a strong moral compass, Scalia opposed judicial activism in all forms, favoring instead judicial restraint and a constructivist approach to the interpretation of the Constitution.
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