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Editorial 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.

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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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