1. 1. Venus and Serena were the first set of sisters to play against each other.

2. 2. Oprah was the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show.

3. 3. Toni Morrison became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize.

4. 4. Tina Turner was the first woman EVER to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.

5. 5. Halle Bery became the first African American woman to win an Academy Award

6. 6. Whoopi Goldberg was the first woman to host the Oscars without a co-host.

7. 7. Vanessa Williams became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America.

8. 8. Violet Palmer not only became the first woman to officiate an NBA game.

9. 9. Michelle Obama became the first African American First Lady in the US.

10. 10. Queen Latifah became the first hip-hop artist with a star on the Walk of Fame.

11. 11. Tyra Banks became the first Black model to appear on the cover of S.I.

12. 12. The AMAs honored Beyoncé with the International Artist Award.

13. 13. Beverly Johnson was the first African American supermodel on the covers of Elle.

14. 14. Mariah Carey is the world’s first best-selling female artist with 18 No. 1s.

15. 15. Condoleezza Rice became the first african american female Secretary of State.

16. 16. Jennifer Lopez was the first female spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Club.

17. 17. Vonetta Flowers was the first Black athlete to win an Olympic Winter Games gold.

18. 18. Whitney Houston had the best-selling debut album by a female artist.

19. 19. Claressa Shields became the first American female boxer to win gold at the olympic games in 2012. AP

20. 20. Gabby Douglas is the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion.