Women's History Month
The public celebration of women's history in U.S.A began in 1978 as
"Women's History Week" in Sonoma County, California. The week including
March 8, International Women's Day, was selected. In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch
(R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) co-sponsored a joint
Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week. In
1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was
declared Women's History Month.