Pick one of these historical dates and research. In a 3 pagesummary, tell the entire story, talk about the struggles and triumphs of thatdate. And finally how did it change the history of women in sports.
History of Women in Sports Timeline
Part 1 –
“Bicycling has done more to emancipate women thananything else in the world.
I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride on awheel.
It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.”
Susan B. Anthony, suffragist, 1896
776 B.C. – The first Olympics are held in ancient Greece.Women are excluded, so they compete every four years in their own Games ofHera, to honor the Greek goddess who ruled over women and the earth.
396 B.C. – Kyniska, a Spartian princess, wins an Olympicchariot race, but is barred from collecting her prize in person.
1406 – Dame Juliana Berners of Great Britain writes thefirst known essay on sports fishing. She described how to make a rod and flies,when to fish, and the many kinds of fishing in her essay, Treatise of Fishingwith an Angle.
1552 – Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87), an avid golfer,coins the term caddy by calling her assistants cadets. It is during her reignthat the famous golf course at St. Andrews is built.
1704 – Sarah Kemble Knight (1666-1727) sets out alone onhorseback from Boston to New Haven and later New York, keeping a diary of hertravels, which was published in 1825 as The Journal of Madame Knight.
1722 – British fighter Elizabeth Wilkinson enters theboxing ring.
1780 – Three days of horse racing at the track inHempstead Plains, Long Island, include an event for women riders.
1784 – Elizabeth Thible of Lyons, France, is the firstwoman to soar in a hot air balloon.
1798 – France’s Jeanne Labrosse makes a solo balloonflight.
1804 – The first woman jockey was Alicia Meynell ofEngland. She first competed in a four-mile race in York, England.
1805 – Madeleine Sophie Armant Blanchard solos in thefirst of 67 gas-powered balloon flights. She made her living as a balloonist,was appointed official Aeronaut of the Empire by Napoleon, and toured Europeuntil she fell to her death in an aerial fireworks display in 1819.
1805 – The first ice skating race for Dutch women is inheld in Leeuwarden.
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