Two New Jersey women — Montclair-natives Lisa Lindahl and Polly Smith — and Canadian-born Hinda Miller in the summer of 1977 stumbled upon an idea that would help revolutionize women’s involvement in sports.
The invention has been quietly collecting accolades ever since. Most recently, the women were listed among the 2020 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame — alongside the inventors of Ibuprofen and the hard hat.
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