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Women in Pantsuits: From Taboo to Trend

Yes, pantsuits for women were once illegal. Through trials by "adventurous women" however, they became a common staple of women's fashion — whether worn for work, a dinner, or as we know well, a presidential campaign rally. Read More »

Peggy Whitson Just Became the Oldest Female Astronaut in Space

Over the weekend, 56-year-old Peggy Whitson of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officially became the oldest female astronaut to travel in space, after arriving at the International Space Station on what is now her third mission. Read More »

These Women Waited 96 Years to Vote for a Female President

This year's election is, if nothing else, historic. And with a long, drawn out campaign season, many of us are just counting down the days until we can find out who will be the next president of the United States. Read More »

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 »

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