Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Woman Warriors: March is Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, I'd like to share with you:

Firsts In Women's Achievement

Ann Teresa Mathews 1715 First woman whose invention received a patent (for cleaning and curing corn) - it was granted to her husband
Mary Katherine Goddard 1775 First woman postmaster
Betsy Ross 1776/77 First person to be a U.S. flagmaker
Hannah Adams 1784 First woman to become professional writer
Lucy Brewer 1812 First woman marine
Elizabeth Blackwell 1849 First woman to receive a medical degree
Amelia Jenks Bloomer 1849 Publisher/editor of first prominent women's rights newspaper
Harriet Tubman 1850 First woman to run underground railroad to help slaves escape
Lucy Hobbs 1866 First woman to graduate from dental school
Susan B. Anthony 1869 Co-Founder of first US woman's suffrage organization
Arabella Mansfield Babb 1869 First woman admitted to the bar
Frances Elizabeth Willard 1871 First woman to become a college president (Evanston College)
Victoria Chaflin Woodhull 1872 First woman to be presidential candidate
Helen Magill 1877 First woman to receive a Ph.D. degree (Boston University)
Belva Ann Lockwood 1879 First woman to practice law before U.S. Supreme Court
Clara Barton 1881 Founder of the American Red Cross
Maud Booth 1887/96 Co-Founder of Salvation Army and Volunteers of America
Suzanna Madora Salter 1887 First woman mayor (Argonia, Kansas)
Mary McLeod Bethune 1904 First woman to establish secondary school that became 4-year accredited college
1935 Founder of National Council of Negro Women
Blanche Scott 1910 First woman to fly an airplane
Jeannette Rankin 1916 First woman U.S. House Representative (Montana)
Kate Gleason 1917 First woman president of a national bank
Jeannette Rankin 1917 First woman in Congress
Florence E. Allen 1920 First woman judge
Hallie Ferguson 1924 First woman governor of U. S. state (Texas)
Katherine Bement Davis 1929 First person to conduct national survey of sexual attitudes
Jane Addams 1931 First woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Hattie Wyatt Caraway 1932 First woman elected to U.S. Senate
Amelia Earhart 1932 First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
Ruth Bran Owen 1933 First woman foreign diplomat
Pearl S. Buck 1935 First woman to win a Nobel Prize for Literature
Hattie McDaniel 1939 First African-American of any gender to win an Academy Award (she won for Best Supporting Actress in the film, Gone with the Wind).
Linda Darnell 1941 First woman to sell securities on the New York Stock Curb Exchange
Conchita V. Cintron 1949 First U.S. woman bullfighter in Spain
Georgia Nesse Clark 1949 First woman treasurer of the United States
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova 1963 First woman to fly in space, aboard Vostok 6.
Muriel Siebert 1967 First woman to own seat on the New York Stock Exchange
Janice Lee York Romary 1968 First woman to carry U.S. flag at the Olympic Games
Mary Clarke 1978 First woman to be named major general in U.S. Army
Ella Grasso 1978 First woman governor to be re-elected (Connecticut)
Sandra Day O'Connor 1981 First woman a justice of the U. S. Supreme Court
Sally Kristen Ride 1983 First American woman to reach outer space.
Joan Benoit (Samuelson) 1984 First woman to win an Olympic marathon
Penny Harrington 1985 First woman police chief of major U. S. city (Portland, OR)
Ann Bancroft 1986 First woman to walk to North Pole
Christa McAuliffe 1986 First woman citizen passenger on a space mission
Lt. Col. Eileen Collins 1995 First American woman to pilot a Space Shuttle
Madeleine K. Albright 1997 First woman Secretary of State and highest ranking woman in the U.S. government
Hillary Rodham Clinton 2000 Only First Lady ever elected to the United States Senate
Halle Berry 2002 First African-American woman to win a Best Actress Oscar
Condoleezza Rice 2005 First African-American woman to be appointed Secretary of State
Nancy Pelosi 2007 First woman to become Speaker of the House


Cat (darklingwoods) said...

*whoot girl power!*

:) great post!

Athena's Armoury said...

My thoughts exactly, Cat. Thanks!