1857 - Women from clothing and textile factories staged one such protest in March in New York City. The garment workers were protesting very poor working conditions and low wages.
1908 - More protests followed on the 8th of March in subsequent years, most notably in this year when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
1909 - The first IWD was observed on the 28th of February in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.
1910 - The first international women's conference was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1913 - Women across Europe held peace rallies on March 8th in 1913 on the eve of World War I.
1917 - Demonstrations marking International Women's Day in Russia proved to be the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917.