Today marks 54 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream.” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial and while we have undoubtedly made significant strides towards that dream, the divisions that remain seem more visible than ever.
On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment, which gave U.S. women the right to vote went into effect. (Fun fact: The first woman was elected to the House of Representatives four years earlier.) Nearly a century later, we celebrate this victory for civil liberties with Women’s Equality Day.
Today I have a treat for all of you history buffs out there. Happy New Beer’s Eve! Sounds classy, right? Now, three guesses (preferably without an assist from Google) as to how this festive day got its name. Anyone?