2008 Firsts for Women from WowOwow

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Cammi Granato, First Woman to Be Inducted Into the Hockey Hall of Fame

November 07, 2010
by Christopher Coats
Cammi Granato was America’s first female hockey star, starring on the U.S. national team for 15 years and leading the team to gold in the 1998 Olympics, a victory that inspired girls in all parts of the country to begin playing hockey. For her record-breaking career and her efforts popularizing the women’s game, Granato will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.
More 2008 Firsts for Women from WowOwow
October 26, 2010
In 2008, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to hold a spot as a presidential candidate in every primary and caucus in every state, and the first woman to win a presidential primary.
February 11, 2010
In 2008, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska became the first Republican woman in U.S. history to be nominated for vice president.
February 09, 2010
On April 19, 2008, Peggy Whitson completed a tour as the first female commander of the International Space Station. A veteran NASA astronaut, Whitson oversaw the station’s first expansion in six years.
January 28, 2010
Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire’s first female governor, became the state’s first female senator in November of 2008, beating Republican incumbent John Sununu by 7 percent.
January 16, 2010
Brittany Cantazaro is NY Waterway’s first female ferry captain and helped rescue passengers on the US Airways flight that crashed in the Hudson River.
January 14, 2010
In November 2008, Beverly Perdue was elected the first female governor of North Carolina proving that, in her own words, she was "gutsy enough to make it all happen.”
January 01, 2010
Pamela Jelimo became the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic track and field gold medal with her 800-meter win (in the time of 1:54.87) in Beijing.
December 29, 2009
On November 16, 2008, Col. Stephanie Dawson was named commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters, a National Guard unit renowned for its remarkable service during World War I.