African-American Valerie Thomas creates a 3d illusion transmitter, after experimenting with flat and concave mirrors.
Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman appointed to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
First year more women than men graduated with bachelor degrees.
Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first female Vice-Presidential candidate representing a major political party.
Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.
African-American Patricia Bath invents the laserphaco probe, which helps to remove cataracts in the human eye more sufficiently.
The U.S Congress declares March as National Women’s History Month.
African-American Rita Dove wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
African-American Barbara Harris is installed as the first woman bishop in the Episcopal Church.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, becomes the first Latina to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.