Wyoming first state to allow women the vote

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Wyoming, a territory of the U.S., allowed women to vote and hold office this date in 1869. The Territorial Governor extended the right to vote to women, making Wyoming the first territory and then United States state to grant suffrage to women. In addition, Wyoming was also a pioneer in welcoming women into politics. Women first served on juries in Wyoming, had the first female court bailiff  and the first female justice of the peace in the country—all in 1870. Congress admitted Wyoming into the Union as the 44th state in 1890. Due to its civil rights history, Wyoming’s state nickname is “The Equality State” and the official state motto is “Equal Rights.” (from Wikipedia and cute-calendar.com)

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