This month's history post is going to be a little different. There were so many incredible women elected to office this month, we wanted to celebrate them. We're also going to highlight some of the women who have held office in the past, as well as other moments in "electoral" history. Enjoy!
Kamala Harris | The second black woman elected to the US Senate, the first black woman to be in the Senate since 1999, the first woman elected as California attorney general, the first Indian American Senator, and the first black US Senator from California.
Ilhan Omar | The first Somali American legislator, representing Minnesota.
Kate Brown | The first openly LGBT governor in the US, Oregon's second woman elected to the state's highest office.
Catherine Cortez Masto | The first Latina senator in US history,
Tammy Duckworth | The first Thai American woman to become a Senator.
Pramila Jayapal | The first Indian American woman elected to Congress.
Stephanie Murphy | The first Vietnamese American woman to be voted into a a role in Congress.
The women above are joining the ranks of the women below (and many more not mentioned here) who have led us with strength, courage, and bravery.
Nov. 4 1924 | Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.
Nov 5. 1872 | Susan B.Anthony votes for the first time along with sixteen other women. She is later tried and convicted of voting illegally and fined $100, a fine she refused to pay.
Nov. 5 1968 | Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African American woman elected to Congress.
Nov. 5 1974 | Ella T. Grasso becomes the first woman governor in the United States without succeeding her husband.
Nov. 7 1893 | Women in the state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.
Nov. 7 1916 | Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.
Nov. 7 1990 | Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.
Nov. 7 2000 | Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States.
Nov. 21 1922 | Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female and the oldest freshman (87 years old) United States Senator. She served for only one day, yielding her seat to Walter George. She is still the only woman to have served in the Senate for the state of Georgia.
Nov 22. 2005 | Angela Merkel becomes the first female chancellor of Germany.
Nov. 23 2005 | Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman elected to lead an African country.
Nov. 28 1893 | Women vote in a national election for the first time in New Zealand.
Nov. 28 1919 | Nancy Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons.