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I Love Lucy airs for the first time

October 15, 1951

Lucille Ball was one of the first women to be the star of a sitcom.

Phyllis Diller has first stand-up gig

March 7 1955

The Carol Burnett Show airs for the first time

September 11 1967

That Show with Joan Rivers airs for the first time

September 1968

This was one of the first syndicated daytime talk shows. While it only lasted one season, it was still a major step for women in comedy.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs for the first time

september 19 1970

Saturday Night Live premieres with comediennes such as Gilda Radner

October 11, 1975

The Golden Girls airs for the first time

September 13 1985

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes

January 13 2013