Today in American history…Florence Harding was born on August 15, 1860 in Marion, Ohio. She was the very first First Lady to vote in a Presidential election on Nov 2, 1920 (women had just received the right to vote due to the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution which was ratified on August 18, 1920. She was a great supporter of women’s rights and veterans causes. She also loved animals and was an active animal rights activist. Mrs. Harding also wore the latest bright colored fashions of the day as worn by the ‘flappers’ which brought her much criticism.