The first women's rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York.
Wyoming passes first women's suffrage law.
The National Women's Trade Union League is established to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for women.
Congress passes the Equal Pay Act, making it illegal for employers to pay a woman less than what a man would receive for the same job.
Education Amendments bans sex discrimination in schools.
The Violence Against Women Act tightens federal penalties for sex offenders,and funds services for victims of rape and domestic violence.
President Obama signs the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the ban on women serving in combat roles would be lifted.