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Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shakes hands with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat before a Middle East peacemaking meeting.
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  The New York Liberty’s Rebecca Lobo is one of the WNBA’s hottest stars.     In 1992, California elects Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer as its new U.S. senators.  
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A volunteer doctor from Virginia helps a young Vietnamese girl after surgery.
 
•  The World Wide Web is created, sparking the Internet revolution.
•  U.S. troops support Kuwait against Iraq in the Persian Gulf War.
 
•  The U.S. Department of Labor establishes the Glass Ceiling Commission to eliminate the barriers that block qualified women from advancements in the workplace.
•  The 1992 election doubles the percentage of women in Congress; as a result, 1992 is dubbed the Year of the Woman.
 
•  Russia and the United States sign a treaty officially ending the Cold War.
•  Young girls are introduced to the workplace as the Ms. Foundation for Women launches its first annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day.
 
•  The Vietnam Women’s Memorial is erected in Washington, D.C.
 
•  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Attorney General Janet Reno are appointed.
•  The Violence Against Women Act is passed to combat gender-based violent crimes.
•  A bomb destroys the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
•  Madeleine Albright is confirmed as the first woman U.S. secretary of state.
 
•  U.S. Army General Claudia Kennedy becomes the first woman three-star general.
 
•  The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) debuts.
•  President Bill Clinton is impeached by the House of Representatives, then is acquitted by the Senate.
•  The United States joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in air strikes against Yugoslavia.
 
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* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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