In 1866, Vassar college was the first school to have two amateur womens baseball teams, the "blondes" and "brunettes." Almost ten years later, on Septemeber 11, 1875, the two teams played for the first time publicly, and money being charged for entry at the gates.
Women join the olympics
In 1900, women participated in the first Olypics, but only in tennis and golf. It was not until the 1908, gym, tennis, archery, and figure skating were added, and then 1912, swimming was added as well.
Wilma Rudolph was born on 6/23/40 and won three gold medals in track and field at the 1960 summer olympics in Italy. She is nicknamed the "Black Gizelle" because of her graceful running style.
All American girls professional baseball league
A group of woman formed a team in the spring of 1943. They played a hybrid game, a mix of softball and baseball.
"we are all equal"
In 1948, Alice Cochran was the first african american female to receive a gold medal in the Olympics.
The first Ladies Professional Golf Association was held on this day. The tournament took place in Fort Wayne Indiana at the Orchard Ridge Country Club. The winner of the championship was Beverly Hanson.
Michelle Kwan is a figure skater that, on this day won two olympic gold medals. She joined the olympic team in 2002 and went to the winter olmpics in Utah.
Mia Hamm goes Ham
Mia Hamm scored her 108th goal, against Brazil in Orlando, Florida. Hamm broke the all time international record for the men or women's soccer.
Serena Williams was born on September 26th, 1981. In 2002, she became the No. 1 tennis player in the the world. She has won $40 million in prize money and is the only womwn to ever accomplish that.