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It's Official! Jessie Graff Is America's First Female "Ninja Warrior" to Complete Stage 1

"Jessie [Graff]'s going with the green superhero outfit and she'll need to be super human. No woman has finished stage 1 and this course has been brutal tonight, taking out some of the very best," the male announcer said as he introduced her at the "American Ninja Warrior" National Finals. Read More »

Women of Summer 2016

We're wrapping up summer by taking a look at some of the most influential women who ruled the season. From politicians to Olympic athletes, check out the gallery above to learn more about some of the women who made history in summer 2016. Read More »

A New Discovery: Women Held Rank in America's "First City"

Let's take it back a few centuries to 1,000 and 1,200 AD where North America's so-called "first city" once thrived. At that time, the now burial mound of Cahokia in Missouri was thought to be a civilization solely run by men. Read More »

A Brief History of British Women in Comedy

With August 2016’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe picking up pace and Sandi Toksvig’s MAKERS video debuting on this site, there’s no better time to talk about women in comedy. Read More »

Get to Know the USA Women's Sevens Rugby Squad

Ground-breaking history continues, as women's rugby will be played for the first time at the 2016 Olympics. USA Rugby announced the 12 athletes who will represent Team USA: Read More »

This Woman Was the Only Signer of the Declaration of Sentiments Who Lived to See Women Vote

On July 20, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention, known as the country's first women's rights convention, produced the Declaration of Sentiments — largely considered one of America's most important documents advocating women's suffrage. Read More »

Dr. Carla Hayden Makes History as the First Woman and African American to Become Librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden will not only be the new Librarian of Congress, but she will be the first women and African American to hold the position. Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About History-Making Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Rio-bound Ibtihaj Muhammad is weeks away from making history — she will be the first U.S athlete to compete wearing a hijab. Read More »

Women Join the Marine Corps Infantry for the First Time Ever

The first two women ever were approved to join the infantry of the U.S. Marines Corps. The roles were once only open to men. Read More »

This Woman Traveled Farther Than Paul Revere to Warn America "The British are Coming"

The phrase "the British are coming" might be synonymous with an image of Paul Revere riding horseback in the night to warn his fellow patriots about an impending invasion.  Read More »

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