Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Women's History Month again!

March is Women's History Month...why?


Poster for International Women's Day, March 8
(Doesn't that poster look like ceramic tile?  I wonder...)

105th International Women's Day Anniversary (1911 - 2016)

March Highlights in U.S. Women's History 
  • March 1, 1978 - Women's History Week is first observed in Sonoma County , California
  • March 1, 1987 - A Congressional resolution designating March as Women's History Month is passed
  • March 4, 1917 - Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) took her seat as the first female member of Congress
  • March 8 - International Women's Day; its origins trace back to protests in US and Europe to honor and fight for the political rights for working women 
  • March 10, 2011 was the 98th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death in 1913. The date was designated as national Harriet Tubman Day in 1990. 
  • March 11, 1993 - Janet Reno is confirmed as the first woman U.S. Attorney General
  • March 12, 1912 - Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah , Georgia for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting
  • March 13, 1986 - Susan Butcher won the first of 3 straight and 4 total Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races in Alaska
  • March 17, 1910 - Camp Fire Girls is established as the first American interracial, non-sectarian organization for girls
  • March 20, 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is published and becomes the best-selling book of the 19th century
  • March 21, 1986 - Debi Thomas becomes first African American woman to win the World Figure Skating Championship
  • March 23, 1917 - Virginia Woolf establishes the Hogarth Press with her husband, Leonard Woolf
  • March 31, 1888 - The National Council of Women of the U.S. is organized by Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sojourner Truth, among others; it is the oldest non-sectarian women's organization in U.S.
  • March 31, 1776 - Abigail Adams writes to her husband John who is helping to frame the Declaration of Independence: "Remember the ladies..."
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Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.
Tara Brach

3 comments:

  1. Next March will have the first female US president too :)

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  2. I forgot about "Campfire Girls"... I wonder if that organization still exists...

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  3. Hmmm....I had forgotten about "Campfire Girls" too!

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