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1900Emma DeFriese became the principle of the Fire-Breathed Baptised Associations' School of Prophets Year: 1899 The Fire-Baptized Holiness Association ordained women and had female ruling elders over conferences .
1901 On January 1, Agnes M. Ozman was "baptized in the Spirit" and began speaking "in tongues".

Amy Carmichael began her ministry to children in Dohnavur, India.

Bertha Maxwell was ordained by the Pentecostal Holiness Church Year: 1899 The Fire-Baptized Holiness Association ordained women and had female ruling elders over conferences.

Alma White founded the Methodist Pentecostal Union movement.
1902In March Alma White ordained as an elder in the Methodist Pentecostal Union.

Lucy Jones became a missionary to China Year: 1899 Four Fire-Baptized Holiness missionaries arrive in Cuba).
1903William J. Seymour attended pastor Lucy Farrow's church, where for the first time he witnessed speaking in tongues. This influenced the Azusa street revival.

Marie Curie (and her husband) won the Nobel Prize, a year after she was awarded her doctorate. She was the first women in Europe to receive a doctorate.

Women's Trade Union League of New York founded to unionize women in the textile industry.
1904Evangeline Booth became the commander of the Salvation Army (Timeline: Selected Dates in Wesleyan/Holiness History of Ordaining Women).

The Holiness Church Foreigh Missions board was was founded. The board members were female, lead by Hannibal Bizzel (Year: 1899 Four Fire-Baptized Holiness missionaries arrive in Cuba).

Dr. Elsie Maud Inglis opened a maternity opened a maternity hospital, staffed by women, in Edinburgh.

Methodist Episcopal General Conference admitted female delegates for the first time("'On the Same Basis as the Men': The Campaign to Reinstate Women as Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1885-1918," J. Michael Raley, Journal of Southern Religion.)
1905The American Psychological Association elects Mary Whiton Calkins president. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 80).

Hannah Francis Davidson and Adda Engle began their mission in the interior of Africa.
1906While serving as a missionary to Bombay, India for the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Minnie Abrams received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. She helped spread that revival throughout India (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Effie Mae Glover became a missionary to Guatemala (Year: 1899 Four Fire-Baptized Holiness missionaries arrive in Cuba).

Elim Tabernacle founded in Portland, Oregon by Susan Duncan, Hattie Duncan, Nellie Fell, M.E. Work and Elizabeth Baker (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988, p 254.)

Dr. Elsie Maud Inglis founded the Scottish Women's Suffragette Federation.
1907Before women could vote, Kate Barnard was elected as commissioner of charities and corrections in Oklahoma. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 37)

The Northern Baptist Convention was founded. From its inception, it allowed the ordination of women.

The Northern Baptist Convention was founding. From its inception it allowed delegates of either gender ("'On the Same Basis as the Men': The Campaign to Reinstate Women as Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1885-1918," J. Michael Raley, Journal of Southern Religion.)
1908Antoinette Brown becomes pastor emeritus of All Souls Unitarian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 70)

Florence Louise Crawlford founded the Apostolic Faith Mission of Portland Oregon, which has become the Apostolic Faith Church, an international organization.

Sisters Nellie Hayes and Julia Benjamin, both deaconesses of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in New Zealand, began working with Maori women.

Congregational Union Council resolved to allow women with the same theological education and a call as men to be recognized as a minister.

The Church of the Nazarene was founded. From its inception it allowed the ordination of women.
1909Constance Todd was ordained as a Congregational minister on September 17, at Kings Weigh House in London.

Anna Dean of the Pentecostal Holiness Church began mission work in Hong Kong (Brief History: Organizational Developments).

Maude Royden began her assistant ministry at City Temple.

The Kentucky General Association of Baptists ceased allowing women to register ("'On the Same Basis as the Men': The Campaign to Reinstate Women as Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1885-1918," J. Michael Raley, Journal of Southern Religion.)
1910The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded after Mary White Ovington began to study the living conditions of African Americans.

Della Gaines became a missionary. She was sent by the Pentecostal Holiness Church to serve in India (Brief History: Organizational Developments).

Minnie Abrams lead seven single women on a missionary trip to India. (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Church of God (Cleveland, TN) licensed Nora Chambers to preach. (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Lilian Trasher opened a mission and an orphanage in Assiout Egypt (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Bessica Raiche flew solo in the aircraft her husband Francois built.

Alice Garigass founded a Pentecostal church in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Bishop Nektarios of the Greek Orthodox Church began to "ordain" women to the diaconate.
1911 Marie Curie won her second Nobel Prize for her work with radioactive substances.

Harriet Quimby earned her pilot's license. She was the first US woman to do so.
1912The American Bible Society appointed Frances Snow Hamilton Bible agent in Mexico. She was the first women to become an agent in the organization.
1913Women's rights march held in Washington, DC.
1914American College of Surgeons admits two women-Alice Gertrude Bryant and Florence West Duckering. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 73)

Women gained the right to vote in Montana.

Georgia Broadwick became the first woman parachute jumper.

Massacre of Assyrian Christians-men, women and children--by Ottoman Turks (Christian Minorities in the Islamic Middle East).
1915Church of Wales ordained women as elders.
Alexandra of Russia ruled for two years in her husband's absence. She allowed Rasputin to influence many of her decisions, causing the country to fall into even more chaos.

Fanny Cosby died.

1916Congregationalists in England and Wales allowed women to be ordained.

Amy Carmichael formed the Sisters of the Common Life.

Jeannette Rankin was elected to Congress by the democratic state of Montana, despite being a woman and a republican. She was the first women elected to Congress.
1917Pentecostal Union changed its name to Pillar of Fire and ordained Alma White as bishop.

The Congregational Union in England ordained Constance Mary Coltman (Orr MacDonald, Lesley. A Unique and Glorious Mission. 2000.)
1918Question of women's ordination first considered by Reformed Church in America General Synod. (Full Participation A Long Time Coming by Edwin G. Mulder)

The Baptist Union of Britain allowed for the ordination of women (Orr MacDonald, Lesley. A Unique and Glorious Mission. 2000.)

Annie Jump Cannon systematically classified the celestial body. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 81)

Church of God (Cleveland, TN) opened Bible training school (now Lee College) with Nora Chambers as its first teacher (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Aimee Semple McPherson established her ministry's base in California.

Maria B. Woodworth-Etter founded the Woodworth-Etter Tabernacle (Riss, Richard M.Women Throughout History Served as Leaders: A Brief History of Some Women in Ministry).

Carrie Judd Montgomery was ordained by the Assemblies of God (Riss, Richard M.Women Throughout History Served as Leaders: A Brief History of Some Women in Ministry).

Marjorie Stinson became the first woman pilot for the Post Office.

The American Bible Society nominated women to its Board of Managers for the first time.

The Baptist General Conference alter its rules to allow the ordination of women.

The Southern Baptist Convention reinstated women as "messengers" and affirmed their right to speak before assemblies of men and women ("'On the Same Basis as the Men': The Campaign to Reinstate Women as Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1885-1918," J. Michael Raley, Journal of Southern Religion.)
1919Lady Astor was elected as England's first woman Member of Parliament. She was the first woman MP to actually take the seat to which she was elected in Parliament (the House of Commons).

Amy Carmichael was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hinds Medal in recognition of her service to India.
1920Florence Ellinwood Allen elected judge in common pleas court. (Read: Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House.)

Rose Tyler Barrett becomes city manager for Warrenton, Oregon. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 39)


In March Zelma Argue was ordained as an evangelist by the Assemblies of God. (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Women allowed to vote at Assemblies of God general councils.(Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

The Swedish State Church refuses the ordination of women. (The Debate on Women's Ministry: Summary and Analysis. Nils-Olov Nilsson.)

Joan of Arc was canonized by the Roman Catholic church.

19th Amendment to the Constitution ratified, giving women the right to vote in federal elections.

Bessie Coleman earned her pilot's license. She was the first African American to gain 19 th a pilot's license. She had to go to France to get it.

August 26, Tennessee ratified the 19 th 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, granting women the right to vote.
1921 The Episcopalian Diocesan convention elected Eva Carey (a layperson) to the Bishop's Council. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 86)
Presbyterian Church of England allowed women elders.

A presbyterian woman was ordained to the ministry.

The Cumberlan Presbyterian Church changed their rules to allow the ordination of women.
1922Helen Montgomery of Rochester, New York was elected president of the Northern Baptist Convention ("'On the Same Basis as the Men': The Campaign to Reinstate Women as Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1885-1918," J. Michael Raley, Journal of Southern Religion.)

Florence Ellinwood Allen elected to Ohio Supreme Court (re-elected in 1928). (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House.)

Democrat Rebecca Felton of Georgia was appointed to the United States Senate, and sworn in on November 21. She was the first women senator.

Revival in Oakland, California lead by Aimee Semple McPherson.

Aimee Semple McPherson became the first women to preach a sermon over the radio.

Baptist Union of Great Britain accepted a woman as a probationer minister for the first time.

Lucile Atcherson took the Diplomatic Service exam and achieved the third highest score. She became a secretary in the Service in December.

The Anglican New Zealand allowed women in vestries and synods for the first time.
1923Angelus Temple, which could seat 5,500 people, opened. The pastor was Aimee Semple McPherson.

Equal Rights Amendment proposed by Alice Paul and the National Women's Party.

Katharine Marjory, Duchess of Atholl, a Conservative, was elected to Parliament for Kinross and Perthshire. She was the first Scottish woman to serve in Parliament.

Marion Hart graduated from MIT with a degree in chemical engineering. She was the first woman to do so.

The Churches of God, General Conference, changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.

The Community Churches, International Conference was founded. From its inception it allowed the ordination of women.
1924Katharine Marjory, Duchess of Atholl served as a cabinet ministry (for the Department of Education). She was the first Conservative woman to serve on the cabinet.
Ida Robinson founded Mount Sinai Holy Church of America.
1925Baptist Union Council stated that Baptists had no objections to women ministers.

Pattie H. Field became Vice Consul at Amsterdam for the US Foreign Office.

Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin earned her PhD from Radcliffe and Harvard in astronomy, a first. She became the first woman to have a full professorship at Harvard.

General Association of General Baptists changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.
1926Revivalist and founder of the Foursquare denomination, Aimee Semple McPherson preach at the Royal Albert Hall in London ("A Hot Gospeller an a Cool Climate: Aimee Semple McPherson in Britain through the lens of the British Press" by Neil Hudson, CyberJournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research).
1927International Church of the Foursquare Gospel incorporated by Aimee Semple McPherson and followers.
1928Calvin Coolridge appointed Genevieve Cline to the US Customs Court (a federal judge). On May 25 she was sworn-in.

Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. She flew from Newfoundland, and arrived in Burry Estuary June 18.

Emmeline Pankhurst, a militant suffragette, died.

Fay Taylour became the first woman dirt-track motorcycle racer.

Violet Cordery became a motor-boat racer. Aimee Semple McPherson embarked on another tour of Great Britain amid great fanfare ("A Hot Gospeller an a Cool Climate: Aimee Semple McPherson in Britain through the lens of the British Press" by Neil Hudson, CyberJournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research).
1929The Congregational Union of Scotland opened the ministry to women when it ordained Vera Findlay in May. (Orr MacDonald, Lesley. A Unique and Glorious Mission. 2000.)

First Cross Country Air Derby for Women. Amelia Earhart competed but Louise McPheridge Thaden (heavier plane class) and Phoebe Fairgrave (lighter plane class) won. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House.)

The first woman stunt pilot, Florence Lowe Barnes, worked on "Hell's Angels".

Louise Thaden won the first Women's Air Derby.
1930 United Free Church of Scotland allowed any member, man or female, to hold office. They accepted their first women elders.
1931Jane Addams became the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 15

Janet Hart began the mission work of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Argentina (Brief History: Organizational Developments).
1932Arkansas citizens elect Hattie Wyatt Caraway to the US Senate. She served until 1944. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 83)

Democrat Hattie Caraway of Arkansas was elected to the United States Senate on January 12.
1933Hattie Caraway began to chair the Committee on Enrolled Bills, she was the first woman to chair a standing Senate committee.

Women, men and children were killed in the Semele Massacre.
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints Florence Ellinwood Allen to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal, Cincinnati. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 15)

Helen E. Woods ordained by the Congregational Church.

1935

Assemblies of God granted women full ordination (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements . Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Elizabeth B. Barr ordained by the United Free Church of Scotland.


The Assemblies of God was founded. It allowed the ordination of women from its inception.

The Open Bible Standard Churches were founded. From their inception, they allowed the ordination of women.

Kathryn Kuhlman founded the Denver Revival Tabernacle (Riss, Richard M.Women Throughout History Served as Leaders: A Brief History of Some Women in Ministry).

Nobel Prize in literature awarded to Pearl Syndenstricker Buck. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 74)
1936Queen Aline Sitoe of the Diola Tribe lead a revolt against French colonialist in modern day Senegal. The French squashed the revolt in 1943, after a period of cultural revival under Sitoe (Jackson, Guida M. 1998. Women Who Ruled: A Biographical Encyclopedia. p. 21)

Ruth Bryan Owen became Minister to Denmark.

Louise Thaden won the Bendix Trophy race--the first (race open to men and women.
1937Margaret Rudkin founded Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated.
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1941Episcopal Theological School appointed Adelaide Case to a full professorship in Christian education. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 86)

The Anglican Church in Macao ordained Li Tim Oi as deacon.
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1943Women Airforce Service Pilots organized. Pilots flew ferry missions during WWII
1944Bishop R.O. Hall ordained Li Tim Oi as a priest in the Anglican Church in Macao. She served as a priest during the war. After, the war, however, the Church chastised Hall for ordaining her. She willingly cease practicing as a priest in order to promote harmony within the church. Later her ordination was recognized.
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1946Congregational minister Elsie Chamberlain became the first woman to be a chaplain for the British armed forces.
1947Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine awarded to Gerty Radnitz.
1948The Evangelical and Reformed Churches changed their rules to allow the ordination of women.
1949Harry S. Truman appoints Eugenie Moore Anderson ambassador to Denmark. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House.)

Harry S. Truman appoints Georgia Neese Clark as Treasurer of the United States. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 01)
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1951 Ambassador Eugenie Moore Anderson signs a treaty of friendship with Denmark, becoming the first US woman to sign an international treaty. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 19)

Reverend Vera M.M. Kenmure was elected President of the Congregational Union of Scotland.

1952Society of Women Engineers founded.

The School of Deaconesses of the Greek Orthodox Church opened.
1953France E. Willis became Ambassador to Switzerland. She was the first woman Foreign Service Officer to become an ambassador.

Jacqueline Cochran broke the sound barrier.
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1955Jean Phellan founded Whirley-Girls, Inc. an international society for (women) helicopter pilots.
1956The Presbyterian Church, USA changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.

The Methodist Church in the United States changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.

The General Association of Kentucky Baptist again allowed women to register and vote ("'On the Same Basis as the Men': The Campaign to Reinstate Women as Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1885-1918," J. Michael Raley, Journal of Southern Religion.)
1957Daphne Parker, Jean Wilson, Margaret MacIntyre and Mary Morrison of the Faith Mission lead a revival on the small Scottish island of North Uist (Ferguson, John. When God Came Down, 2000).
1958General Synod of the Reformed church adopted the declaration that Scripture nowhere excludes women from eligibility to the offices but always emphasizes their inclusion, prominence, and equal status with men in the church of Jesus Christ. Yet women remained restricted from church offices. (Full Participation A Long Time Coming by Edwin G. Mulder)

Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren. The Swedish State General Synod approved the ordination of women. (The Debate on Women's Ministry: Summary and Analysis. Nils-Olov Nilsson)

The Church of the Brethren (in the US) approved the request of its First District of Virginia that "women be granted full and unrestricted rights in the ministry" (Resolution of Women in the Ministry).

The United Presbyterian Church, North American formed. It allowed the ordination of women from its inception.

Marie Mathis was elected as the second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention. She was the first women elected to an office in the SBC.
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1960 Sirimavo Ratevatte Dias Bandaranaiko became the first female prime minister. She was elected prime minister by the people of Sri Lanka. (Jackson, Guida M. 1998. Women Who Ruled: A Biographical Encyclopedia. p. 32)

Elizabeth B. Barr became the Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Free Church of Scotland.


Dr. Nancy Roman became NASA's first female Chief Astronomer, and their first female senior executive.

Thirteen women participated in medical tests at the Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They hoped to be selected for the soon to begin astronaut training program. While NASA chose not to use women, the results of their tests provided vital information.

The African Methodist Episcopal church changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.

The Church of Sweden permitted the ordination of women.
1961Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the Commission on the Status of Women.

The Christian Congregation changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.
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1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. She orbited Earth 48 times.

Mary Lusk, who was licensed to preach, requested ordination from the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

1964Addie Davis was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister.

Jerrie Mock flew around the world. She was the first American woman to do so.

A congregation of the Southern Baptist Convention ordained a women, opening the ministry to women throughout the denomination.
1965 Presbyterian Church of Jamaica ordained women as elders.

On May 26, Mary Lusk petitioned the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to test her call to ministry.

The Eglise reformee (France) permitted the ordination of women.

Marjorie Townsend directed the launch of a US spacecraft.
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1968Church of Scotland voted to allow women into the ministry.

The Evangelical United Brethren was formed. It allowed the ordination of women from its inception.
1969The Presbytery of Aberdeen (Church of Scotland) ordained Catherine McConnachie.

Hong Kong and Macao Diocesan Synod ordained two women as priests.
1970Lutheran Church of America ordained Elisabeth Platz-the first Lutheran woman to be ordained. American Lutheran Church ordained Barbara Andrews.

December 28, Bishop Felix Davidek ordained Ludmila Javorova as a priest in the persecuted Catholic church in Czechoslovakia. Her ordination was invalidated by the Vatican after the communist regime fell.

The Lutheran Church of American changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.
1971Jane Hwang and Joyce Bennet were ordained as priests in the Anglican Communion.

The Anglican Church in Hong Kong permitted the ordination of women.

Association for Women in Science founded.
1972The Reformed Church in American accepted women elders and deacons.

Equal Employment Opportunity Act passed by Congress. Congress also passes the Equal Rights Amendment, though it is never ratified.

Methodist Church (in Great Britain) opened ministry to women.
1973Carol C. Laise was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.

Emily Howell became the first woman to regularly pilot on a commercial airline in the US.

The Mennonite Church changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.
1974The ordination of 11 woman as priests by three retired Episcopalian bishops causes an up roar in the church.

First women were ordained in the Methodist Church in Britain.

Free Methodist Church ordained M. Jean Parry as elder, the highest office in that church.

The US Navy accepted female pilots (non-combatant).

Lt. Sally Murphy began training as a pilot in the US Army.
1975Ella Grasso was re-elected as Governor of the state of Connecticut. She was the first woman to be re-elected to that position.
1976On November 30 the Anglican Church of Canada ordained women for the first time.

US military academies began to admit women.

The Evangelical Covenant Church changed its rules to allow the ordination of women.
1977The Anglican Church in New Zealand began ordaining women to the priesthood.
1978Fifteen years after petitioning the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Mary Lusk was ordained.

Rhea Seddon, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Judith A. Resnick, Sally K. Ride, Anna L. Fisher and Shannon W. Lucid were admitted to NASA's astronaut corps.
1979 The Reformed Church in American approved ordination for women.

Susan B Anthony dollar issued. (Read, Phyllis J. and Bernard L. Witlieb 1992. The Book of Women's Firsts. New York: Random House. p. 22)

Margaret Thatcher became the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4.

The Wesleyan Methodist Church in New Zealand ended the order of deaconess.
1980Wasti Feldt became the first woman Senor Pastor in the Swedish Free Church (The Debate on Women's Ministry: Summary and Analysis. Nils-Olov Nilsson). Lois Wilson became the moderator of the United Church in Canada.

The General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene adopted a resolution in support of women's historic right to leadership roles in the church (Timeline: Selected Dates in Wesleyan/Holiness History of Ordaining Women).

Barbara Holt became the first female president of the International Council of Community Churches.

1981Mother Angelica, founder of Our Lady of Angels Monastery in Alabama, founded the Eternal Word Television Network. (Burgess, Stanley M., Gar B. McGee and Patrick H. Alexander. Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988.)

Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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1983A resolution to ordain women pasted in the Basel Christian Church of Malaysia

Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on June 18.
1984Dr. Judy Resnick flew on the first flight of the Discovery Space Shuttle in August.

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space in October.

The Southern Baptist Convention voted to prohibit the ordination to or service of women in leadership or pastoral offices.
1985Dr. Anna Fisher became the first person to retrieve a broke satellite by remote manipulator arm.
1986 Scottish Episcopal Church ordained women as deacons.

Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan flew around the word, non-stop in the Voyager-a first.

The Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland voted to allow the ordination of women.

Eva Burrows became the World General of the Salvation Army.
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1988The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland began ordained women for the first time. ln March 6, 92 women were ordained into the ministry.

Inter-Orthodox Symposium recommended that the diaconate be revived, in order to offer women a larger role in church life.

Susan Murch Morrison and Sharon Brown Christopher were ordained as bishops in the United Methodist Church.
1989 The US Episcopal Church ordains Barbara Harris as a suffragan bishop.

Penelope Jamison elected diocesan bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand.

The Synod of Mainz of the German Old Catholic Church opened the diaconate to women.

The Protestant Christian Batak Church ordained a woman for the first time.

1990Dr Penelope Jamison ordained as Bishop of Dunedin.

The Christian Reformed Church voted to allow the ordination of women.
1991Lt. Col. Eileen Collins piloted the Space Shuttle.
1992A maya woman requested ordination from National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala. Her request was denied.

The Christian Reformed Church voted to prohibit the ordination of women.

Kathleen Richardson was elected to be president of the Methodist Conference of the Methodist Church in Great Britain.

Maria Jepsen was ordained as a bishop in the Lutheran Church in Germany.
1993Dr. Sheila Widnall became the first woman Secretary of The US Air Force. She was the first woman to head any of the US military services.

The US Department of Defense allows women to enter combat aviation.
1994The Church of England began ordaining women as priests.

Dr. Chiaki Mukai became the first Japanese woman to go into space. Jillian Claire Tabart became the National President for the United Church in Australia.

1995Kathleen Richardson became Moderator of the Free Church Council.
1996The German Old Catholic Church ordained Angela Berlis and Regina Pickel Bossau on Mary 27.

Beatriz Ferrari became the president of the president of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Uruguay.

The Solemn Assembly of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church repented of the sin of "male domination".
1997On January 23, Madeleine Albright was sworn in as the Secretary of State of the United States. She was the first woman to hold that position, and was the highest ranking woman in US history.

Suzette Hattingh founded Voice in the City, a world mission organization.
1998One May 29, the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala voted to ordain women.
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2000Rev. Vashti Mackenzie became a Bishop in the African Methodist Church.

The Church of Pakistan ordained two women as deacons, despite a court case against the practice. The diaconate is a step towards the priesthood.

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