We Bet You Didn’t Know These 8 Facts About Women’s History

Blog | March 4th, 2017

We Bet You Didn’t Know These 8 Facts About Women’s History

It was way back in 1909 when International Women’s Day was first observed. Just 72 years later in 1981, Congress established National Women’s History Week! Then finally, in 1987 women were granted the entire month of March to commemorate their history.

To celebrate one of our favorite months we compiled a list a list of things you may not know about women’s history and incredible accomplishments made by women. You go girl!

  1. The first women’s rights convention in the United States was held in Seneca Falls, NY in 1858 and had roughly 200 attendees.
  2. Victoria Woodhull was the first women to be nominated to run for President of the US in 1872. Ulysses S. Grant was elected to his second term in Office that year instead.
  3. In 1890 Wyoming became a state, making it the first state in the country to allow women the right to vote.
  4. The first country in the world to allow women the right to vote was New Zealand in 1893.
  5. Women weren’t granted the right to vote in the US until 1920 when the 19th Amendment passed.
  6. In 1974 women in the US were granted the right to have a credit card in their own name.
  7. On January 21, 2017, an estimated 3.3 million people participated in Women’s Marches across the US. It is believed to have been the largest demonstration in US history.
  8. Today, over 60% of college degrees in the US are earned by women.

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