June 4 in history – Emily Davison

Emily Davison, a suffragette was struck by King George V’s horse at Epsom on Derby Day 1913. She died four days later.

On a happier note for women’s rights, on this day in 1919 the United States’ senate voted for the 19th amendment  to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote.

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