Just a few quick facts for today in herstory (courtesy of @ShelbyKnox):
- 1638: Anne Hutchinson banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her religious teachings.
- 1872: Illinois became the first state to pass law prohibiting gender discrimination in employment.
- 1893: Senda Berenson, “Mother of Women’s Basketball,” organized and officiated first women’s basketball game.
- 1997: Tara Lipinski became the youngest women’s world figure skating champion at 14 years, 10 months.
- 2001: Equal Rights Amendment re-introduced in U.S. Congress. First introduced in 1923, it still hasn’t passed.