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International Women’s Day, March 8, was first designated as an official United Nations observance in 1975. Five years later, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 8 to be National Women's History Week. On March 16, 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation dedicating March as Women’s History Month.
220317-A-JM046-746.JPG Photo By: Linda Lambiotte

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - During Women’s History Month, people nationwide celebrate women’s achievements and contributions to American history, often attained with courage and sacrifice of thousands, if not millions, of persevering women.


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