Articles related to female firsts
Record Number of Women in Congress in 2013 - Women's Issues
The Senate also tops out with a record number of women -- 20 (16D, 4R) in the 113th Congress, making that body fully 1/5th female for the first time in history.
Shirley Chisholm: 1st Black Woman to Run for President
Shirley Chisholm made history in 1972 as the first black woman to run for president, 35 years before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battled it out for the 2008 ...
Timeline of Female Supreme Court Justices - Women's Issues
Those unfamiliar with the history of women on the Supreme Court may find it hard to believe that the first female justice was nominated by a Republican ...
10 Firsts for Canadian Women in Government - Canada Online
Ten historical firsts - from the first Canadian woman member of parliament to the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
First Woman to Vote Under the 19th Amendment - Women's History
Because women in New Jersey had the right to vote from 1776-1807, and there were no records kept of what time each voted in the first election there, the name ...
First American Woman to Vote - Claimants - Women's History
A list of claimants for the title of the first female voter in the United States.
Women Candidates for President of the United States
What woman ran for US president first? And which women have run since? Find a list of the female candidates for US president here.
Kim Campbell Biography - Canada Online - About.com
Kim Campbell was the first woman to be Prime Minister of Canada. She can also claim other firsts for Canadian women in government.
Women in Space - Female Astronauts and Cosmonauts
A chronology of women in space - timeline of famous firsts for women astronauts, cosmonauts, space shuttle pilots and commanders, and more.
Female Heads of State | Modern Women in Power in Asia
Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka (1916-2000) was the first woman to become head of government in a modern state. She was the widow of Ceylon's former ...