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Timeline of U.S. Women's History

President: Zachary Taylor who is succeeded by Millard Fillmore

  • In 1854, Florence Nightingale takes 38 women to Turkey to nurse wounded and sick Crimean War soldiers.

  • In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman doctor in the Western hemisphere.

  • Harvard Medical School admits the first black students and the first woman: Harriot Kezia Hunt, 44. Hunt withdraws after riots by male students.

  • For the first time, women are employed as shopkeepers in Philadelphia.

  • Women make up 13 percent of all paid workers in America.

  • Susan B. Anthony meets Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick B. Douglass for the first time at an anti-slavery meeting in Rochester, NY.

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