What is the history of International Women's Day?

United Nations General Assembly elected Madam Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit as its President
The first National Women's Day was observed in America in 1909 in support of a strike by garment workers. During World War I, Russian women protested for "bread and peace" on the last Sunday of February, which fell on March 8 in 1917 according to the Gregorian calendar. The UN began celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March in 1975.

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