Within the last century, women have accomplished many things from the right to vote to the right to own property to being some of the most influential and powerful people in society. In recognition of these successes, the celebration of Women’s History Month has come into existence.
In the beginning, there was an International Women’s Day that congratulated and appreciated women all over the world. During the time of socialist and labor movements [the early 1900’s], the first Women’s Day took place on February 28, 1909, in New York City. It honored the one-year anniversary of the garment worker’s strikes in New York where thousands of women marched for economic rights through lower Manhattan to Union Square.