This Day in History: 1973-09-20

Billie Jean King plays against Bobby Riggs in the tennis match known as the “Battle of the Sexes” on September 20, 1973. King swept to a 6–4, 6–3, 6–3 victory, paving the way for female athletes to be recognized in their sports.   The achievement of Suffrage did not provide equality in all other spheres.