Suffragette Emily Davison trampled to death during the Epsom Derby

Emily Wilding Davison (1872 – June 8, 1913) was an activist for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom. She died when she was struck by King George V's horse at the Epsom Derby
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marymoony
06/04/2008

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Here's a more complete story:

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/May-June-08/On-this-Day--Suffragette-Trampled-by-King-s-Horse.html

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GenghisTheHun
05/29/2008

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Well, say what you want, but you don't see goofy women run out on racetracks anymore, do you? Could you imagine Rosie O'Donnell or Gloria Steinem running out at Talledega to protest male indifference to women's issues? I gotta see that!

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irishgit
05/29/2008

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Davison was a militant suffragette who had been involved in a number of incidents, several of them violent, intended to publicize the movement for Universal Suffrage. At the 1913 Epsom Derby, one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, Davison slipped under the gaurd rail as the horses came down the stretch and apparently tried to sieze King George V's horse, which was running in the race. Instead the horse trampled and fell on her, and she died of her injuries a few days later.

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