Rep. Charlotte T. Reid (R-Ill.) was the first woman to wear pants on the floor of the House of Representatives. She did so 42 years ago tomorrow. From The Washington Post’s story:
How did her male colleagues react? One incredulous congressman told her, “I was told there was a lady here in trousers, so I had to come over and see for myself.”

Rep. Charlotte T. Reid (R-Ill.) was the first woman to wear pants on the floor of the House of Representatives. She did so 42 years ago tomorrow. From The Washington Post’s story:

How did her male colleagues react? One incredulous congressman told her, “I was told there was a lady here in trousers, so I had to come over and see for myself.”