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Timeline of U.S. Women's History

President: Benjamin Harrison

  • Men outnumbered women in the United States in 1900: 38.8 million to 37.2 million. (But the situation has reversed: By July 1, 1999, there were 139.5 million women to 133.4 million men).

  • Women officially participate in the Olympics for the first time. The first 19 women to compete in the modern Olympics Games in Paris, France, play in just three sports: tennis, golf, and croquet.

  • 19 percent, or one in five, women are in the work force. That's 5 million women earning wages outside of the home.

  • The International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (IGWU) is formed.

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