Saturday, March 3, 2012

March is Women's History Month:Famous Women of the 1940"s

I am a 1940 Ambassador and I help spread the word about  1940 US Census Community Project. .
Today I am blogging about Women's History Month and famous women of the 1940's.

1942:  The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) are established. Congress authorizes women to serve in the U.S. Navy.

1943: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is founded.

1946:  The United Nations is established; Eleanor Roosevelt is appointed as a U.S. delegate.

1948: High jumper Alice Coachman becomes the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

1949:  Mildred “Babe” Didrikson and other women create the Ladies Professional Golf Tour.

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, founded during World War II, showcases talented players from around the country.

Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald begins her solo career in the early 1940s and becomes one of America’s leading jazz singers.

Known as “Rosie the Riveter,” this popular figure is part of a government campaign to bring women into the workplace during the war.

The Andrews Sisters are a popular singing group of the 1940s, with wartime hits such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
Pictures: Corbis | Library of Congress | Associated Press (2) |


Donna B. said...

Stopping in to say HELLO....hugs....

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