April 3

Events in Women’s History

I am unaware of any significant events in Women’s History. If you know of any, please leave a comment so that I can add it. Thank you!


Jane Digby, portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler for Ludwig I's Gallery of Beauties

Jane Digby, portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler for Ludwig I’s Gallery of Beauties (source)

1807Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough, celebrated beauty with many husbands and lovers. She was painted for Ludwig I’s Gallery of Beauties by Joseph Karl Stieler (d. 1881)

1817Mathilde Franziska Anneke, German feminist, journalist and newspaper publisher; after emmigrating to the United States, she became an abolitionist, started another feminist newspaper and opened a school for girls. (d. 1884)

1835 – Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford, American author and poet, began writing out of necessity when her parents became ill, known for gothic romances and detective stories (d. 1921)

1870 – Sara Agnes McLaughlin Conboy, American factory worker and labor organizer, first woman to serve as a US delegate to the British Trades Union Congress, one of the organizers of the United Textile Workers of America (d. 1928)

1876 – Margaret Anglin, Canadian stage actress, director, and producer, known for her roles in Greek tragedies and Shakespearean plays such as The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night (d. 1958)

1893 – Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk, member of the British Royal Family, granddaughter of Edward VII, served as Counsellor of State from 1942-1945 (d. 1945)

1912 – Dorothy Eden, New Zealand-born British author (d. 1982)

1919 – Clairette Oddera, French-Canadian actress, singer and nightclub owner (d. 2008)

1924 – Doris Day, American singer, film and television actress, and animal rights activist

1924 – Roza Shanina, Soviet Sniper, first female sniper to be awarded the Order of Glory; she was killed in action while guarding a severly wounded commander. (d. 1945)

1934 – Jane Goodall, British primatologist, anthropologist and ethologist, known for her 45-year study on chimpanzees in Tanzania and founding of the Jane Goodall Institute

1946 – Hanna Suchocka, Polish lawyer, politician and diplomat, first and to-date only woman to hold the position of Prime Minister of Poland, Ambassador to Malta and the Holy See


Emma Albani (source)

Emma Albani (source)

1930 – Dame Emma Albani, Canadian operatic soprano and international star (b. 1847)

1990 – Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, recipient of a Grammy Award and the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award (b. 1924)

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3 thoughts on “April 3

  1. 1887 – Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.


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