On Monday, ten single-use plastic items were banned. The items include plastic food containers, straws and cotton buds.
Last week Canada appointed Mary Simon as governor general; a move hailed as a “historic step”. It is the first time an indigenous leader has held the position.
20 women are being honoured by the U.S Mint to be put on a new series of quarters, starting with Maya Angelou and Dr. Sally Ride.
Chloé Zhao has made history as the first woman of colour to win an Oscar for directing. She was also the first woman to get four Oscar nominations in a single year, in ‘best film editing,’ ‘best-adapted screenplay,’ ‘best director,’ and ‘best picture’ categories.
Noura Al Matrooshi has been announced as the first ever female astronaut from United Arab Emirates, at just 28 years old. She has fulfilled her childhood dream for space exploration.
St. Louis, Missouri has elected its first Black female mayor. Tishaura Jones has committed to the “reimagining” of public safety, stricter gun control, and the closure of one of the city’s pretrial detention centres accused of inhumane conditions.
31 year old Rachael Blackmore has made history at Aintree by becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National on Minella Times.
Stephanie Frappart became the first female referee to take charge of a men’s World Cup Qualifier on Saturday during the Netherlands vs Latvia game in Amsterdam.