Key Events for Women around the 1920's

  • National Woman's Party begins picketing White House for suffrage

  • 19th Amendment ratified

  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City, results in protective legislation for workers

  • Nellie Tayloe Ross inaugurated, first woman governor in U.S.

  • Gertrude Ederle swims English Channel: first woman, breaks all records

  • Frances Perkins is sworn in as Secretary of Labor, first woman in U.S. cabinet

  • Babe Didrikson pitches a full inning for the Philadelphia Athletics