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Women’s history: by the numbers

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National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions.

International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week and six years later, Congress expanded the week to a month. In honor of woman everywhere, we offer these numbers from the Census Bureau:

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