Tuesday (June 4) marked 106 years to the day since Emily Davison fell at the 1913 Epsom Derby protesting for votes for women.

In recognition of the date, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) tweeted a link to The Emily Davison Memorial Project Tuesday morning, which is helping fund a statue commemorating Davison (see below).

The world-famous suffragette died four days later (June 8, 1913) after she was struck by King George V's horse Amer.

Davison had travelled to Epsom race course planning a protest in favour of woman's suffrage for which she had campaigned for years.

After she died, a debate arose as to whether Davison had intended to sacrifice herself for the cause or was simply attempting a more dramatic protest by the tying green, purple and white suffragette flag to the horse's bridle.

Regardless of her ultimate intention, Davison was named a martyr for women's suffrage soon after her death and is considered among the great icons of women's liberation worldwide.

In 1991, current Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and the late Labour MP Tony Benn snuck into a broom cupboard at the Houses of Parliament and erected a plaque commemorating Davison that remains there to this day.

Davison had once hidden in the cupboard in 1911 so that the census that year recorded her residence as "found hiding in the Crypt of Westminster Hall, Westminster."

As the Surrey Comet reported earlier this year, EEBC is set to provide £20,000 to help fund a memorial statue for Davison that is planned as part of the rejuvenation of Epsom market square.

The statue will be created by Artist Christine Charlesworth. For more information about the project go to: http://emilydavisonproject.org/