Female tennis player Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs, a former World No. 1 men’s player, in the ‘Battle of the Sexes’.

On the 4th June 1913, suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was hit by King George V’s racehorse at the Epsom Derby after she stepped onto the track.

On 6 February 1918 the Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent, marking the start of female suffrage in Great Britain.