Each United States president since 1995 has issued an annual proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month. From sports to education, from medicine to the halls of Congress, women have been creating “firsts,” being “firsts” and doing “firsts” for centuries. Some names will be familiar, such as Katharine Graham and Rita Moreno. Others are lesser known, though their accomplishments are no less important.

Here is a list of 30 firsts, plus one, for women, in no particular order, gathered from www.wikipedia.com, in celebration of Women’s History Month, 2023.


Ann Bloom lives in Enterprise and worked for the OSU Extension Service for 18 years as a nutrition educator before recently retiring. She studied journalism and education at Washington State University.

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