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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Women's Equality Day (Aug. 26) was first celebrated in 1971, to commemorate passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920.

Miriam A. "Ma" Ferguson issued over 3,700 pardons during her first stint as governor of Texas (1925-1927). A popular slogan during her first campaign (after "Pa" Ferguson was impeached) was, "Me for Ma, I Ain't Got a Durned Thing Against Pa!"

In 1930, Jennie Kelleher of Madison, Wis., became the first woman to bowl a perfect game.

Olya Kempe (of "Embrace Your Femininity") and others say wearing pants holds back a woman's feminine energy. Try wearing skirts or dresses for a month.

Three women attorneys – Hattie Henenberg, Hortense Ward, and Ruth Brazzil – comprised a special Texas Supreme Court for five months in 1925: the first all-women high court in the U.S. Gov. Pat Neff appointed them to hear a case involving the Woodmen of the World (WOW), a fraternal association.

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