Today is a significant day for trailblazing women. On June 18, 1873, Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the previous year’s election. Women wouldn’t get the right to vote in this country until 1920, though the court battle gave Anthony the widest audience she had ever had. She never did pay the fine.
In 1983, 110 years later, another revolutionary woman made headlines, as Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. Her mission, aboard the Challenger space shuttle, lasted six days and made 97 orbits of Earth. Ride also became the youngest American in space.
How do we celebrate these great women? We honor the first female-centric video aired on MTV. Pat Benatar’s “You Better Run” was the second clip ever aired on the station during its launch day in 1981.
“You Better Run” came from Benatar’s 1980 album Crimes of Passion, which also contained her biggest single, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”