Oct 18. Persons Day – A day to commemorate the anniversary of the 1929 ruling that declared women to be persons in Canada. Prior to this ruling English common law prevailed (“ Women are persons in matters of pains and penalties, but are not persons in matters of rights and privileges”). The celebrated cause, popularly known as the “Persons Case,” was brought by five women of Alberta, Canada; leader of the courageous “Famous Five” was Emily Murphy (1868– 1933). This ruling by the Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council, Oct 18, 1929, overturned a 1928 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Today is Tuesday, 18 October 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:
Genealogy Blogging Items of Note
- Today: Alaska Day – Alaska (US), First Newspaper Comic Strip – Anniversary, Persons Day – Canada, and “Roseanne” Television Debut – Anniversary.