A TIMELINE OF 19th CENTURY WOMEN
By Tim Lambert
Alicia Meynell is the first recorded woman jockey
Mary Kies becomes the first American woman to be granted a patent
The first women's golf tournament takes place in Scotland
In Britain Grace Darling rows a little boat 1 mile through a storm to rescue 5 people from a steamship that had struck rocks. She became a heroine.
In the USA 3 women gain bachelor degrees from Oberlin College. They are the first American women to gain bachelor degrees.
Maria Mitchell becomes the first woman member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The first women's rights convention is held at Seneca Falls.
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman in the USA to qualify as a doctor.
Dorothea Beale becomes the head teacher or principal of Cheltenham Ladies College
In the USA Lucy Hobbs Taylor becomes the first American woman to graduate from a dental college
The territory of Wyoming gives women the right to vote
Victoria Woodhull is the first woman to run for president of the USA
The London School of Medicine for Women is founded
Helen Magill White is the first woman in the USA to gain a PhD
In Britain a new law bans women from working more than 56 hours a week in any factory
Somerville College for women is founded in Oxford University
Three women are granted degrees by the University of London. They are the first women given degrees by a British University.
Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross
Isabella Bird becomes the first woman member of the Royal Geographical Society
Women first play tennis at Wimbledon
Susanna Salter becomes the first woman mayor in the USA
Men in Colorado vote in a referendum to allow women to vote
Lilian Murray is the first woman in Britain to qualify as a dentist
In Idaho and Utah, USA women get the right to vote. Martha Hughes Cannon is elected to the Utah State Senate. She is the first woman state senator. In France Alice Guy-Blache becomes the first female film director. She directed her first film, La fee aux choux.
A Timeline of Women in the 19th Century
A Timeline of Women Scientists
A Timeline of Women Writers
A Timeline of women's rights in Britain
Famous Women Rulers