President: Zachary Taylor who is succeeded by Millard Fillmore In 1854, Florence Nightingale takes 38 women to Turkey to nurse wounded and sick Crimean War soldiers. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman doctor in the Western hemisphere. Harvard Medical School admits the first black students and the first woman: Harriot Kezia Hunt, 44. Hunt withdraws after riots by male students. For the first time, women are employed as shopkeepers in Philadelphia. Women make up 13 percent of all paid workers in America. Susan B. Anthony meets Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick B. Douglass for the first time at an anti-slavery meeting in Rochester, NY.