Women’s History fun facts: March 24th, 2015

1: From 1910 to 1925, almost all blues singers were female.

2: In the era when it was not seen as appropriate for women to become authors, famous writers such as Jane Austen wrote under pen names.

3: The people who set the world record for highest IQ ever recorded are both women.

4: Every year, over 60% of U.S. college degrees are earned by women.

5: There are more than 7 times the amount of women in the army today than there were in 1950.

6: At one point, Queen Victoria controlled land on almost every continent.

7: The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was Annie Edison Taylor, a schoolteacher who survived the daring stunt on October 24th, 1901.

Women’s History fun facts: March 17th, 2015

1. The first novel ever made, The Tale of Genji, was written by Murasaki Shikibu, a female author who lived around 1000 A.D.

2. The first female professional baseball player was Virne “Jackie” Mitchell, a pitcher.

3. In 1924, during the first Winter Olympic Games, the only event open for women was Figure Skating.

4. Women were banned from competing in the Olympic Track & Field events until 1928.

Women’s History fun facts: March 13th, 2015

1: The first woman to run for president was Victoria Woodhull, in 1872.

2: The first female governor of a U.S. state was Nellie Tayloe Ross, who in 1924 became the governor of Wyoming.

3: The first recorded female physician was a woman by the name of Merit Ptah, who was a doctor in ancient Egypt.

Women’s History fun facts: March 10th, 2015

1: Marie Curie is the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes.

2: The first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was Jane Addams.

3: The first state that granted women the right to vote was Wyoming.

Women’s History fun facts: March 7th, 2015

1: In 1812, Tabitha Babbitt invented the circular saw.

2: In 1899, Letitia Geer invented the medical syringe.

Women’s History fun facts: March 5th, 2015

It’s time for another round of Fact-A-Day – since March is Women’s History Month, that’ll be this month’s theme!

1: In 1903, Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers.

2: The first non-fictitious woman to appear on United States coinage was Susan B. Anthony.

3: Ruth Graves Wakefield invented the first chocolate-chip cookie – the Toll House Cookie. In fact, you can still see her original recipe today, as it is printed on the back of all NestlĂ© chocolate bars.

4: In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree. She received it from the Medical Institution of Geneva, New York.

5: In 1924, golfer Edith Cummings became the first female athlete to be featured on the cover of Time magazine.

Black History fun facts: March 3rd, 2015

Black History Month is over, but here’s one more fact for the day I missed. Have you ever wondered who the first African-American to earn a college degree was? In 1823, Alexander Lucius Twilight became the first. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.