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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.
http://womensissues.about.com/od/thepoliticalarena/a/Record-Number-Of-Women-In-Congress-In-2013-In-Both-House-Senate.htm
Shirley Chisholm: 1st Black Woman to Run for President
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was a political figure who was decades ahead of her time. As a woman and a person of color, she has a long lists of firsts to her ...
http://womensissues.about.com/od/milestonesadvancements/a/ShirleyChisholm.htm
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 ...
http://womensissues.about.com/od/historicalfigures/tp/Timeline-Of-Female-Supreme-Court-Justices.htm
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.
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/suffrage/a/1st_woman_vote.htm
10 Firsts for Canadian Women in Government - Canada News
Ten historical firsts - from the first Canadian woman member of parliament to the first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
http://canadaonline.about.com/od/womeningovernment/a/firstswomengov.htm
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  ...
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/suffrage/a/1st_1920_vote.htm
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.
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/publicofficials/tp/ran_for_president.htm
Kim Campbell Biography - Canada News - 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.
http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/primeminister/p/pmkimcampbell.htm
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 ...
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/tp/Female-Heads-of-State-Asia.htm
10 Best Female Rappers - Rap/Hip-Hop - About.com
The Naked Truth was the first album by a female rapper to receive the prestigious 5 mics award from The Source . In hindsight, the award was well deserved.
http://rap.about.com/od/artists/ig/Top-10-Female-Rappers/Lil-Kim.htm
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