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Important Dates in Women's History -
March

March is Women's History Month

March 1, 1864

Rebecca Lee of Boston became the first African American woman to earn a medical degree.

March 4

Mothering Day (England), the original Mother's Day.

Jeanette Rankin became the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives

March 7, 1870

Women were allowed on juries in Wyoming for the first time although the right did not last and was taken away until the mid 1950's.

March 8, 1911

The first International Women's Day was celebrated in Europe

March 12, 1993

Janet Reno became the first woman US Attorney General.

March 31, 1776

Abigail Adams wrote her famous "Remember the ladies" letter to her husband, John, urging him to include women as he helped construct the US Constitution.



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