1919Illinois becomes the first state in the union to ratify what would become the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.1963President John F. Kennedy signs The Equal Pay Act requiring equal pay for equal work for men and women. The proposed law was originally introduced in 1942 by Congresswoman Winifred Stanley of New York.1985Claus von Bulow is acquitted during a retrial on charges he attempted to murder his …