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Susan B. Anthony Day

Susan B. Anthony Day is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Susan B. Anthony and women’s suffrage, the legal right for women to vote in the United States. Susan B. Anthony was a big proponent of women’s rights in the U.S and abroad.

When is Susan B. Anthony Day?

February 15th. The same day every year – her birthday.

Type of Holiday?

Commemorative Holiday. Not celebrated on a national level.

How is Susan Anthony Day celebrated?

The holiday is a legal holiday celebrated on February 15. If the holiday falls on a weekend, the day is observed on a different day than the 15th of February.

Susan B. Anthony Day Trivia/Facts:

  • Relatively new holiday as it has only been around since 2011
  • Representative Carolyn Maloney introduced the Susan B. Anthony Birthday Act
  • Florida is the only state who closes their state offices on February 15th
  • Not celebrated on a national level
  • Women got the right to vote in 1920
  • The 19th amendment guarantees all women the right to vote
  • Anthony was arrested in 1872, for attempting to vote in the presidential elections
  • As a child, she moved to Rochester, New York
  • Her home in Rochester is now considered a historic site
  • She is the only woman to have her face on U.S. currency, the silver dollar

Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 15th:

  • Chris Farley – Actor/Deceased
  • Susan B. Anthony – Women’s Rights Activist
  • Jane Seymour Actress
  • Zachary Gordon – Actor
  • Galileo – Astronomer
  • Janice Dickenson – Model

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