1921

Wharton Wins the Pulitzer Prize
In 1921, Edith Wharton made herstory by becoming to first women to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Literature for her novel The Age of Innocence. Other interesting tidbits about Edith: She was living in Paris when WWI started; instead of returning to America, she set up sewing workshops, opened hostels to house refugees fleeing from German invaders, and wrote news from the front lines. What a woman!