Other Female Firsts Covered Like Hillary’s Historic Nomination

Hillary Clinton has made history by becoming the first female presumptive presidential nominee of a major U.S. party. In doing so, she joins a long line of celebrated female firsts…

MAY 20, 1932

DERRY, Northern Ireland — “Amelia Earhart completed her solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic yesterday afternoon. Her landing was met with skepticism by aviation enthusiasts who claimed her aircraft gave her an ‘unfair advantage.’”

SEPT 20, 1973

HOUSTON, Texas — “Billie Jean King has crushed her male opponent Bobby Riggs in a highly anticipated tennis match. This raises the question: do the rules of tennis need to be changed?”

DEC, 1903

OSLO, Norway — “Ignoring voice vote, rigged Nobel Prize committee hands award to Marie Curie.”

JUNE 18, 1983

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — “Sally Ride makes history as first American female in orbit. But is space ready for a woman?”

MAY 8, 1429

ORLEANS, France — “English vow to fight on, casting doubt on Joan of Arc’s victory.”