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Important Dates in Women's History -
June

June 1, 1533

Anne Boleyn was crowned as Queen of England

June 1, 1964

The Equal Pay Act became law

June 2, 1953

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abby

June 4, 1919

The 19th Amendment was passed by U.S. Senate

June 8, 1949

11 top women players organize the Ladies' Professional Gold Assn. (LPGA), oldest women's professional sports organization in the world

June 9, 1970

Anna Mae Hayes (Nurse Corps), Elizabeth P. Hoisington (Women's Army Corps) became the first U.S. women to be promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

June 9, 1949

Georgia Neese Clark is confirmed as the first woman treasurer of the United States

June 11, 1987

Margaret Thatcher became the first British Prime Minister in more than 160 years to be elected to three successive terms

June 12, 1975

Indira Gandhi was found guilty of corruption and barred from holding office for six years

June 12, 1997

Mary Robinson was appointed to the highest UN office ever held by a woman - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

June 17, 1928

Amelia Earhart began her record-breaking trans-Atlantic flight

June 17, 1971

Jeanne M. Holm became the first woman to become a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force

June 18, 1983

Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman astronaut in space

June 20, 1921

Alice Robertson ((R-Oklahoma) became the first woman to chair the House of Representatives

June 21, 1997

Women's National Basketball Association began its first season

June 23, 1936

The U.S. Congress designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother's Day, honoring mothers who have lost a child in military service.

June 23, 1972

Title IX signed by President Richard Nixon

June 24, 1910

U.S. Congress enacts Mann Act, targeting prostitution and white slavery

June 24, 1903

Madame Marie Curie announces discovery of radium

June 26, 1996

U.S. Supreme Court rules that Virginia Military Institute must admit women.

June 28, 1976

The first women (157) began training in the U.S. Air Force Academy

June 28, 1996

Famed South Carolina military school, The Citadel, votes to admit women

June 30, 1927

The first United States pilot's license issued to a woman was issued to Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie

June 30, 1966

National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded

June 30, 1982

The Equal Rights Amendment failed ratification. 38 states were required for ratification. The amendment only received 35.



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