I Am Woman Hear Me Roar! March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the past accomplishments, inform those in the present and inspire women to continue amazing us all into the future. Let’s take a look back at some highlights of the amazing evolution of women and Her Story:
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1692: The Salem Witch Trials are held in Salem, Massachusetts.
1847: Maria Mitchell discovers a new comet, wins a medal from the King of Denmark.
1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first licensed woman physician in the United States.
1850: Harriet Tubman joined the Underground Railroad efforts, leading slaves to freedom.
1866: The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.
May 10, 1872: Victoria Woodhull becomes a Presidential candidate on her own ticket.
1903: Women’s Trade Union League is founded to support working women.
April 2, 1917: Jeannette Rankin of Montana is formally seated in the U.S. House of Representatives as the first woman elected to Congress.
1920: The Women’s Bureau of Department of Labor is formed.
August 26, 1920: The 19th Amendment is quietly signed into law by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, granting women the right to vote.
January 5, 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is inaugurated as the first woman governor in the United States.
August 6, 1926: Gertrude Ederle swims the English Channel. She is the first woman to do so, and she breaks all previously held records.
1932: Amelia Earhart makes the first transcontinental nonstop flight by a woman.
March 4, 1933: Frances Perkins is sworn in as Secretary of Labor, as well as the first woman in the U.S. cabinet.
1942: Women’s services are established by the military.
May 18, 1953: Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking the American civil rights movement.
1963: The Equal Pay Act is passed by Congress.
1968: Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman elected to the House.
1981: Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman seated on the United States Supreme Court.
1983: Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to ride into space.
1984: Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party.
1987: The Census Bureau reports that the average woman earns 68 cents for every dollar earned by a man.
1993: Janet Reno becomes the first woman to hold the office of Attorney General of the United States.
1997: Madeleine Albright is sworn in as the first female Secretary of State.
2005: Condoleezza Rice serves as the first female African American Secretary of State.
August, 2008: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is announced as the vice president nominee on the John McCain ticket in the 2008 presidential election.
2009: Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the third woman to hold the post of Secretary of State.
2009: Sonia Sotomayor becomes the third female and first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.
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