Women in ancient Sumer had rights that were later taken away from the female population. They could own, buy, sell and inherit property, testify in court as witnesses, and engage in commerce. However, their husbands could divorce them for mild infractions and remarry. The first college to admit a female was Salem College, a primary school founded in 1882. The first university female student was after the 1862 after the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act was founded. Before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, female employees could be fired without any consequences just because they were pregnant. Today, over 30% of all businesses are operated and owned by women.