In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton called together the first Women’s Rights Convention.
On March 8, 1857, women in New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions.
In 1909, International Women’s Day was first observed.
In 1987, Congress passed a resolution establishing March as Women’s History Month.
In Facts for Features: Women’s History Month: 2010, the U.S. CensusÂ Bureau commemorates milestones achieved by women by presentingÂ facts on women today, including the number of women in the U.S., the number of mothers of all ages, average number of children, earnings (noting that in 2008 women earned 77 cents for every dollar earned by men), military, education, women-owned businesses, jobs, marriage, sports, and more.