November 7, 1916 – Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives (Montana). Let’s make November 8 a date of firsts, too.

Jeannette Pickering Rankin was an American politician and women’s rights advocate who became the first woman to hold federal office in the United States in 1917. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Montana in 1916; she served one term until she was elected again in 1940

More firsts, read about @2:50’s inception.

More about Rankin here.