1. Margaret Abbott – 1st American woman to win 1st place in an Olympic event. She never knew that she was the first woman to win first place in golf for the Olympics. Her mother entered the competition as well.
2. Nannie Helen Burroughts.
3. Maggie L. Walker – First African-American woman to found and become president of a bank.
4. May Sutton – 1st American woman to win Wimbledon.
5. Dorothy Tyler – 1st known American woman jockey.
6. Anna Jarvis – First Mother’s Day Observed .. driving force for this holiday.
7. U.S. Navy nurses called Sacred Twenty were all women. First women to officially serve the U.S. Navy.
8. Julia Ward Howe – 1st woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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By Photographer unidentified – American Women: Fifteen Hundred Biographies with Over 1,400 Portraits, 1897 (revised edition), Public Domain, http://ift.tt/2p8y8fC
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