Today is Women’s Equality Day in the U.S., the 96th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote in 1920. Woodrow Wilson entered office at the pinnacle of the women’s suffrage movement in 1913, and thanks to committed suffragists such as Alice Paul, it was under President Wilson that woman suffrage was granted.

It has taken almost a century to secure another important first in the U.S.: Hillary Rodham Clinton has become first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Clinton has previously paid tribute to Alice Paul: “Her struggle for women's rights was built on the premise that no society or nation can reach its full potential if half of the population is left behind.”

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