On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

OTD August 26 - Women's Strike for Equality
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Courtesy of AHistoryofNewYork.com

1970: To mark the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, NOW holds the Women’s Strike for Equality. The day included demonstrations and rallies in more than 90 cities in 42 states, including 50,000 women marching down Fifth Avenue in New York City. Nationwide, more than 100,000 women were involved.

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