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March Contest Answers

on April 1, 2009

The First Woman To….
Contest Answers

1. First African-American woman to win a Best Actress Oscar:

  • Halle Berry (in 2001 for Monster’s Ball)

2. First woman to serve on the Supreme Court:

  • Sandra Day O’Connor (served from 1981-2006)

3. First American woman in space:

  • Sally Ride (1983 on the space shuttle Challenger)

4. First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean:

  • Amelia Airhart (completed in May 1932)

5. First woman to receive a medical degree:

  • Elizabeth Blackwell (from Geneva College in New York in 1849)

6. First woman to publish a cookbook:

  • Fannie Farmer (1896 cookbook, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book; it was the first to use standard measurement units)

7. First woman athlete to be paid over $100,000 in a single year:

  • Billie Jean King (in 1971 for playing tennis)

8. First woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby:

  • Diane Crump (1970)

9. First woman to win a Nobel Prize:

  • Marie Curie (in 1903 she won the Nobel Prize for Physics)

10. First woman to work as a baseball umpire:

  • Bernice Gera (June 24, 1972, at a game between the Auburn Phillies and Geneva Rangers in the New York-Pennsylvania League)

Congratulations to our March winner, Laura C.! Don’t forget to enter our April Contest, “It’s Good To Be Green”!

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