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About 20,000 suffrage supporters join this 1912 parade in New York City.
  Jeannette Rankin is the first female member of Congress.     The Ziegfeld Follies is a popular show that opens in 1907 and runs until 1931.  

Three suffragists cast their votes in New York City in 1917, after New York State adopts women’s suffrage.

•  Washington State adopts women?s suffrage. (Fifteen other states will follow in the next seven years.)

•  The Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire kills 146 factory workers, mostly young women, sparking labor reform.

•  The Titanic sinks on its first voyage to New York.

•  Alice Paul founds the National Woman’s Party to abolish discrimination against women.
•  Thousands of suffragists march on the Capitol the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration.

•  Margaret Sanger is arrested for opening the first birth control clinic in the United States.
•  Jeannette Rankin from Montana becomes the first woman elected to Congress.

•  The United States enters World War I, which ends in 1918.

•  The League of Women Voters is founded.
•  Prohibition begins as the 18th Amendment is ratified, outlawing the sale and manufacture of alcohol.
*National and world events in red.
* Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
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