Important events in WNBA
Women first played a basketball game in 1892, at a college game.
In 1895, women first publicly played a basketball game in the south.
In 1895, Clara Gregory Baer publishes the first basketball rules for women called, "Basquette."
In 1896 the first intercollegiate game played between Stanford University and the University of California. Women's Basketball Rules Committee was formed.
The first publication Basketball for women came out in 1901.
The Women's Division of the National Amateur Athletic Federation (NAAF) is formed in 1923.
For the first time ever, the national women's basketball championship was sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in 1926, using the men's rules.
In 1955 the USA women's basketball team won the gold medal at the first Pan American Games basketball competition.
In 1976, Women's basketball makes it to the Olympics for the first time.
In 1978, the Women's Professional Basketball League is formed with eight teams.
The Women's Basketball Coaches is formed in 1981.
USA wins its first gold medal from the Olympics in Los Angeles.
In 1991, The Liberty Basketball Association was formed.
The Grand Opening of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.