Sunday, March 4, 2007

On March 4, ...

... 1917, Jeannette Rankin (R-Mont.) became the first woman member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
... 1933, Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet, was sworn in as Secretary of Labor.
... 1982, Bertha Wilson became Canada’s first woman Justice. She retired from the Supreme Court in 1991.

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