On May 20, 1940, the United States Supreme Court
held that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment applied to
state governments in Cantwell v.
Connecticut under incorporation doctrine,
which applied the protections of the Bill of Rights to state
governments through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Learn more about Incorporation Doctrine from the University of Minnesota.
On May 20, 1867, the British Parliament rejected by
196-73 an amendment to the 1867 Reform Act presented by John Stuart
Mill that would have permitted women to vote. Review Mill's 1869
Subjection of Women.