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Timeline of U.S. Women's History

President: Ulysses S. Grant

  • Wellesley College for Women opens its campus doors on September 8 in Wellesey, MA; the college begins the first rowing program for women.

  • Smith College opens in Northhampton, MA, one day later.

  • The "Blondes" and "Brunettes" play their first match In Springfield, IL. Newspapers called the event the "first game of baseball ever played in public for gate money between feminine ball-tossers."

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