Famous Firsts

February 9, 2018
Baseball pitcher Mo’ne Davis played in the Little League World Series.
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March is Women’s History Month. Meet five females who have changed the world. Each was the first to do something big.

The Politician

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Hillary Clinton was the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for U.S. president.

The Astronaut

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Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space.

The Athlete

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Mo’ne Davis was the first girl to pitch a shutout and win a game in baseball’s Little League World Series.

The Actor

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Rita Moreno was the first Hispanic woman to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. These awards honor people in the performing arts.

The Scientist

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Sylvia Earle studies the oceans. She led the first all-female team of aquanauts.