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.

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