Ruline Steininger's life 1913-2017

  • Ruline Steininger was born

    Ruline Steininger was born
    Ruline Steininger was born in 1913. In 2016, at the age of 103, she supported Hillary Clinton for country's first female president.
  • Jeannette Rankin

    Jeannette Rankin
    Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress.
    The United States Congress consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • Navy and Marines

    Navy and Marines
    First women to enlist. They joined the military forces to serve their country.
  • The right to vote

    The right to vote
    Women gain vote nationwide
    The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage, and was ratified on August 18, 1920, ending almost a century of protest.
  • Gertrude Ederle

    Gertrude Ederle
    First woman to swim English Channel
    Gertrude Ederle was an American competition swimmer and Olympic champion. On August 6, 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her "Queen of the Waves".
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    First woman to fly across the Atlantic
    Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Frances Perkins

    Frances Perkins
    First woman appointed to Cabinet.
    The Cabinet's role is to serve as an advisory body to the President of the United States.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt redefined the role of first lady.
    She became an American political figure, diplomat and activist.
  • Song "Rosie the riveter"

    Song "Rosie the riveter"
    Representing the women who worked in factories.
    A lot of women produced munitions and war supplies during World War II.
  • Annie Fox

    Annie Fox
    First woman to earn Purple Heart.
    The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks encouraged Montgomery bus boycott. She was an activist in the civil rights movement. Parks resisted bus segregation (segragation by race)
  • For the Civil Rights Movement

    For the Civil Rights Movement
    First lunch counter sit-ins. A sit-in is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change.
    The civil rights movement had one goal : enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans.
  • Desegration of schools

    Desegration of schools
    Little Rock Nine integrated into Central High. The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine black students who enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957.
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    First black woman to win Wimbledon. She was an American tennis player.
  • Dolores Huerta

    Dolores Huerta
    First woman co-founds United Farm Workers. She was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. She received numerous awards for her community service for workers', immigrants', and women's rights.
  • Maria Goeppert Mayer

    Maria Goeppert Mayer
    First American woman to earn Nobel Prize in Physics. She was the second woman to win a Nobel Prize in physics, the first being Marie Curie.
  • Muriel Siebert

    Muriel Siebert
    First woman to earn seat on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). In 1967, she founded her own firm, Muriel Siebert & Co Inc., beginning by doing research for institutions, and buying and selling financial analyses.
  • Katherine Switzer

    Katherine Switzer
    First woman to enter Boston Marathon. Five years after Katherine Switzer's historic run, women were officially allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon.
  • Shirley Chisholm

    Shirley Chisholm
    First black woman elected to Congress. The United States Congress consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • Katherine Graham

    Katherine Graham
    First woman to run Fortune 500 company (it ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue). Katherine Graham managed The Washington Post (major American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C.)
  • Billie Jean King

    Billie Jean King
    Billie King wins "Battle of the Sexes".
    "Battle of the sexes" is a tennis competition played between a man and a woman.
  • Military academies at West Point

    Military academies at West Point
    First women to enter military academies. It is President Ford who signed a Public Law requiring the services to open West Point (Military Colleges and Academies), Annapolis, and the Air Force Academy to women.
  • Janet Gutrie

    Janet Gutrie
    First woman to race in Indy 500. The Indianapolis 500 is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (500 miles = 804,6 km)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O'Connor
    First woman on Supreme Court. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan. The Supreme Court (Court = Tribunal) is the highest federal court within the United States.
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride
    First U.S. woman in space. As an American astronaut, physicist, and engineer, she was the youngest NASA American astronaut to have traveled to space (32 years old). She flew twice on the Orbiter Challenger.
  • Geraldine Ferraro

    Geraldine Ferraro
    First woman VP nominee. As a Democratic Party politician, she was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party.
  • Lauren Anderson

    Lauren Anderson
    First black principal ballerina in U.S. "Principal" is the most prominent position a dancer can receive.
    In 1990, she was the first African American ballerina to become a principal for a major dance company, an important milestone in American ballet.
  • Connie Chung

    Connie Chung
    First AAPI network news anchorwoman. AAPI stands for Asian-American Pacific Islander. An anchorwoman is a female TV news presenter.
  • Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright
    First woman as Secretary of State. The Secretary of State is a senior official of the federal government of the United States of America and is considered to be the U.S. government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs (Affaires Etrangères).
  • Halle Berry

    Halle Berry
    First black woman leading actress to win Oscar in the film "Monsters Ball". She also starred in "Kidnap", "The Call", "X-men : days of future past"...
  • Nancy Pelosi

    Nancy Pelosi
    First woman as Speaker of the House. The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the House of Representatives and holds one of the highest positions in Congress.
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor
    First Latina on Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor was born in The Bronx, New York City. Her parents were born in Puerto-Rico. It is President Barack Obama who appointed her for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court (Court = Tribunal) is the highest federal court within the United States.
  • Mazie Hirono

    Mazie Hirono
    First AAPI woman elected to Senate. AAPI stands for Asian-American Pacific Islander. Mazie Hirono originates from Fukushima, Japan.
    The Senate is composed of senators, each of whom represents a single state.
  • Diane Joyce Humetawa

    Diane Joyce Humetawa
    First Native American woman as federal judge. Native American means "Amérindienne".
  • Sarah Mc Bride

    Sarah Mc Bride
    First trans woman to speak at Convention. Sarah McBride, the Human Rights Campaign’s national press secretary, became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention.
  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton
    2016 Democratic National Convention. Hillary Clinton was chosen as the party's nominee for president by 59.67%. She lost the general election and Donald Trump became President of the United States in 2016.