Events in Women’s History
1689 – William III and Mary II are crowned co-rulers of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1881 – Spelman College is founded as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Founded as an institute of higher education for African-American women, it received its collegiate charter in 1924.
1916 – Annie Besant establishes the Home Rule League in India. She was the head of the Theosophical Society of India.
1492 – Marguerite de Navarre, Queen consort of Navarre as wife of Henry II, sister of Francis I, King of France (d. 1549)
1864 – Lizzie Plummer Bliss, American art collector and patron of the arts, instrumental in the founding of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (d. 1931)
1865 – Mary White Ovington, American suffragist, journalist and co-founder of the NAACP (d. 1951)
1869 – Kasturba Gandhi, Indian activist for civil rights and Indian independence, wife of Mohandas Gandhi (d. 1944)
1908 – Jane Bolin, American lawyer and judge, first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School, join the New York City Bar Association, join the New York City Law Department, and serve as a judge in the United States (d. 2007)
1903 – Gemma Galgani, Italian mystic and saint, canonized in the Roman Catholic Church in 1940 (b. 1878)
1947 – Louise Peete, American murderer; she left a string of suicides and murders behind her before being executed in 1947. (b. 1880)