Olympic Gold Medal Awarded to Female Hurdler

Moroccan hurdler, Nawal El Moutawakel was the first black African woman athlete to win an Olympic gold medal Continue reading

Mary Queen of Scots Plays Golf

Mary, Queen of Scots caused an uproar as the first woman to play golf in 1567, Continue reading

Countess Ermesinde Rules Luxembourg

Countess Ermesinde was the first female ruler of Luxembourg from 1226 to 1237. Continue reading

Kansas Elects First Female Mayor

Susanna Madora Salter was elected the first female mayor of Argonia, KS, USA on April 4, 1887. Continue reading

Women Traders at London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange first allowed women on the trading floor in 1973. Continue reading

First Manufactured Female Condom

Female Health Company, of Chicago, IL, USA manufactured Reality, the first female worn condom that was sold in a soft plastic pouch, in 1993. Continue reading

Woman Smoking in Cigarette Ad

A woman smoking appear in a cigarette ad in the Southern Tobacco Journal, Richmond, VA, USA, in 1897. It was scandalous for the time period. Continue reading

Woman Jockey in the Grand National

Charlotte Brew rode her own horse, Barony Fort at The Grand National which is held annually at Aintree, England in 1977. Brew became the first woman jockey in the Grand National steeplechase. Continue reading

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. Continue reading

First Woman Freemason

The Freemasons was a boy’s club since its inception, until a woman named Maria Deraismes, a feminist and suffragist, joined a French Freemason lodge in 1882. Continue reading