Victoria Griffin

1 ~ Female Firsts

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From the first female Olympic champion to the first major party female presidential nominee, women have been blazing the trail toward equality for years.

Charlotte Cooper 1900: First female Olympic tennis champion as well as the first individual female Olympic champion.

Marie Curie 1911: First woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. First person (and only woman to date) to win two Nobel Prizes. Only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.

Amelia Earhart 1932: First woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Rosa Parks 1955: “First Lady of Civil Rights”

Junko Tabei 1975: First woman to summit Mt. Everest

Aretha Franklin 1987: First woman to be inducted to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

Hillary Clinton 2016: First Woman major party presidential nominee

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