On February 11, 1989, the Rt. Rev. Barbara Clementine Harris was the first woman to be ordained bishop in the Anglican Communion in Boston, Massachusetts.
Our own Ann Fontaine remembers:
It was an amazing time. Sitting in the balcony looking directly down on the scene – she took her mitre, looked at if for a moment and the PBs open mike let us hear “Go for it” — she put it on and the place went nuts.