Special Today in History - March 8th.- International Women's Day

On March 8th. 2014, the world is celebrating 'International Women's Day'.


International Women's Day
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On March 8th. 1908, a first strike by women took place in New York.
This was against the bad working conditions in the textile industry.
The strike got a slogan: "Bread & Roses".
This strike was the start of women empowerment.

In 1911, Clara Zetkin, a German member of the Socialist Party, asked
to declare March 8th. as International Women's Day.


Clara Zetkin (on the left).
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On March 8th.1917 there was a new strike, now in Saint Petersburg (Russia).



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In the 1960's there was a new feminist movement. 

Since 1978 the United Nations declared March 8th. as International Women's Day.
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