Create your own list of 10 milestones in women’s history. Please justify your selections by providing historical and factual references to the significance of these events.

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The following are 10 milestones in women's history:

  1. On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell graduated from New York's Geneva College, becoming the first woman to graduate from medical school and become a doctor in the United States.
  2. On May 29, 1851, Sojourner Truth (former slave, abolitionist, and women's rights activist) delivered the "Ain't I a Woman?" speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
  3. On December 10, 1869, Wyoming became the first state to allow women the right to vote.
  4. On May 15, 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association.
  5. On April 2, 1917, Jeannette Rankin was sworn in as the first woman elected to Congress.
  6. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified to declare women the right to vote.
  7. On May 20–21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman (and second pilot) to fly alone nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean.
  8. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks launched the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
  9. On June 10, 1963, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy. The Equal Pay Act prohibited wage discrimination between men and women performing the same job in the same workplace.
  10. On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly into outer space.
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