The 15 Coolest Female Firsts in History

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Women have achieved many astonishing “firsts.” Some firsts are first-ever accomplishments by either a woman or a man; some are firsts by a woman in a male-dominated field. Read on for more!

First African American first lady

Michelle Obama is married to the 44th U.S. president, Barack Obama, and was the first African American first lady from 2009 to 2017.

As first lady, she served as a role model for women, and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating.

She graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985 and earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School in 1988.

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  1. Sarah Fullerton says

    Loved all of these facts about women! Some news that our younger generation probably doesn’t know!

  2. TPS says

    What’s with all this female stuff? I thought we were supposed to be doing gender natural according to nancy and the dems?

  3. Jeanetta B Pyle says

    Please add her name to your famous women,

    A National Aeronautic Association press release, dated April 18, 1964, announced that Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock had just become the first woman to fly solo around the world. Previous attempts by women, including the ill-fated 1937 flight of Amelia Earhart, were unsuccessful. When success did come, it was 27 years later by a woman from Columbus, Ohio, flying a 1953 Cessna 180 single-engine monoplane, the Spirit of Columbus. Mock wrote about her solo world flight in Three Eight Charlie (republished in 2013).

  4. Andy Douglas says

    Madam Curie most notable.

  5. tracy L jones says

    what about Kamala Harris? first female vice president?