September 3, 1912
Men in Ohio voted in favor of women's suffrage
September 6, 1870
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming, became the first woman in the U.S. to cast a vote legally.
September 11, 1954
The Miss America pageant was broadcast on television for the first time
September 12, 1993
Mae Jemison became the first African American woman in space
September 16, 1776
Margaret Corbin (Molly) took her husbands place at a cannon when he was wounded in the battle of Harlem Heights. She was later awarded a military pension and half disability pay and therefore became the first woman in the US to be awarded a military pension.
September 20, 1884
The Equal Rights Party nominated women as President and Vice-President. Belva Ann Lockwood ran against Grover Cleveland. She received only 4, 149 votes versus Cleveland's 4,874,986.
September 20, 1973
Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King played in a televised, well-publicized tennis match billed as "man versus woman". King defeated Riggs in straight sets.
September 21, 1981
Sandra Day O'Conner became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court
September 24, 1988
Jackie Joyner-Kersee set a world heptathlon record, winning the gold medal at the Olympics in Korea.
September 30, 1918
President Wilson addressed the Senate, in favor of woman suffrage at the war's end.
September 30, 1983
Sally Ride rode into space -- the first US woman to do so.
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