April 24

Events in Women’s History

Annie Oakley c. 1880 (source)

Annie Oakley c. 1880 (source)

1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame in Paris.

1885 – Annie Oakley is hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

1963 – HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent marries the Hon Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.


Marau, Queen of Tahiti c. 1880 (source)

Marau, Queen of Tahiti c. 1880 (source)

1847 – Susan Dimock, American physician, resident physician for the New England Hospital for Women and Children, first woman member of the North Carolina Medical Society (d. 1875)

1860 – Johanna Marau Ta’aroa, Queen of Tahiti as wife of Pomare V (d. 1935)

1900 – Elizabeth Goudge, British author, Carnegie Medal recipient in 1946 for The Little White Horse (d. 1984)

1905 – Helen Tamiris, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1966)

1923 – Doris Burn, American children’s author and illustrator (d. 2011)

1933 – Patricia Bosworth, American journalist, author, editor and actress

1934 – Shirley MacLaine, American actress, singer, dancer, author and activist, recipient of an Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Awards as well as the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award

1936 – Jill Ireland, British actress and author (d. 1990)

1942 – Barbra Streisand, American singer, songwriter, actress, author, producer and director, recipient of many awards including an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony


Lucy Maud Montgomery c. 1900 (source)

Lucy Maud Montgomery c. 1900 (source)

1942 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author, known for the series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables (b. 1874)

1947 – Willa Cather, American author, known for novels about life on the American frontier, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours in 1922 (b. 1873)

1986 – Wallis Simpson, American-born wife of the former Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1896)

2004 – Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founder the Estée Lauder Companies, one of Time magazine’s 20 most influential business geniuses of 1998, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, member of the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame (b. 1906)

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