April 6

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!

Births

Maria Leopoldine of Austria c. 1649 by Lorenzo Lippi (source)

Maria Leopoldine of Austria c. 1649 by Lorenzo Lippi (source)

1632 – Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Tyrol, Holy Roman Empress as wife of Ferdinand III (d. 1649)

1807 – Jane Cazneau, American journalist and lobbyist, advocated Manifest Destiny particularly annexation of Mexico, war correspondent during the Mexican-American War (d. 1878)

1867 – Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead, Canadian-born American feminist, author and obstetrician, one of the founders of the Middlesex County Hospital in Connecticut, president of the American Medical Women’s Association, author of A History of Women in Medicine: From the Earliest of Times to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century (d. 1941)

1878 – Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, American sculptor, produced portrait sculpture, decorative work for fountains and work combining realism with the flow of movement, known for her controversial piece The White Slave which represented child prostitution (d. 1942)

1882Rose Schneiderman, born Rachel Schneiderman to a Jewish family in Chełm, in present day Poland, became an American labor union leader and organizer, feminist and suffragist, active in the Women’s Trade Union League, participant in the Uprising of 20,000 (d. 1972)

1898 – Jeanne Hébuterne, French painter (d. 1920)

1917 – Leonora Carrington, British-born Mexican painter and author, part of the Surrealist movement (d. 2011)

1936 – Helen Berman, Dutch-born Israeli textile designer, painter and educator

Deaths

Tammy Wynette c. 1975 (source)

Tammy Wynette c. 1975 (source)

1998 – Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

2004 – Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and Soviet dissident (b. 1929)

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