Happy 95th Birthday to the 19th Amendment:
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, was ratified. The following week it was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, officially enshrining the new law into the U.S. Constitution.
Although it was made law in 1920 with ratification by two-thirds of the states, it wasn't until 1984 that the final state, Mississippi, passed their ratification. The League of Women Voters was there from the beginning!
Really, Mississippi? Looking back, I'm thinking we should have given France $15 million *and* the territory that would become the State of Mississippi during the Louisiana Purchase, but that might have soured the deal.