8 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

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Lydia Taft became the first woman to vote in colonial America, 164 years before the Nineteenth Amendment was passed.

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Women weren’t legally guaranteed equal educational opportunities until 1972. Today, more women earn college degrees than men.

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Marie Curie is the only person who has ever received two Nobel Prizes in two different science categories.

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Wyoming refused to join the United States without a guarantee that women would be allowed to vote.

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  • Seal of Wyoming that includes the State motto of "Equal Rights"

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Seventeen-year-old pitcher Jackie Mitchell made baseball history when she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

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The British suffragettes learned jiu jitsu to defend themselves and evade arrest.

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The famous feminist “bra burning” incident never actually happened.

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