From 1943 to 1954, “America’s pastime” was a game played in skirts. At its peak in 1948, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL)...
World War II had a profound impact on the United States. Although no battles occurred on the American mainland, the war affected all phases of American life. It required...
On July 19–20, 1848...
Jeannette Rankin began her first term as the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives.
Pilot Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during their attempted circumnavigation of the globe.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced the appointment of Frances Perkins as the secretary of labor, the first woman appointed to a president’s Cabinet.
In Adkins v. Children’s Hospital, the Supreme Court invalidated a minimum-wage law for women and children.
Scientist Nettie Maria Stevens reported her discovery that sex is determined by a particular chromosome.
In Muller v. Oregon, the Supreme Court upheld a law limiting the workday to ten hours for women.
20,000 shirtwaist makers—80 to 85 percent of whom were women—began a successful labor strike in New York City.