1844: Lillian Stevens, US suffragist & temperance reformer who led the Women’s Christian Temperance Union for 16 years, born.
1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler graduates from New England Female College, becoming the 1st African American female doctor.
1872: Bertha Haven Putnam, US historian, specializing on judicial & administrative history of medieval England, born.
1912: Isabella Goodwin appointed the 1st female police detective in the US, by the NYPD.
1972: Naomi Bronheim Levine became the first woman to hold the post of executive director of the American Jewish Congress.
1973: NY Post reporter Sheila Moran becomes 1st woman to regularly cover an MLB team when she’s assigned to cover the Yankees.
1978: Women’s History Week is first observed in Sonoma County, California.
1983: Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the all-around World Cup.
1987: A Congressional resolution designating March as Women’s History Month is passed.