How did I celebrate International Women's Day? I curled up in Meowmuh's office chair, turned on the computer & googled 'International Women's Day.' Know what? Russian women observed their first 'International Women's Day' in 1913. In the next year, European women held rallies to protest the war. Russian women then protested for 'Bread & Peace,' the Czar abdicated & Russian women were given the right to vote in 1917. it wasn't until 1920 that women in the United States were granted the right to vote (19th Amendment).