December 11

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

Annie Jump Cannon, 1922, from the New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper

Annie Jump Cannon, 1922, from the New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper (source)

1709 – Louise Élisabeth d’Orléans, wife of Louis I of Spain (d. 1742)

1863 – Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (d. 1941)

1904 – Marge, Margorie Henderson Buell, American cartoonist, creator of Little Lulu (d. 1993)

1919 – Marie Windsor, American actress (d. 2000)

1921 – Liz Smith, British actress

1922 – Pauline Jewett, Canadian politician (d. 1992)

1922 – Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress (d. 2008)

1922 – Grace Paley, American author and poet (d. 2007)

1923 – Betsy Blair, American actress (d. 2009)

1923 – Lilian Cahn, Hungarian-born American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)

1926 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

1930 – Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress

1931 – Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican actress, singer, and dancer

1932 – Anne Heywood, British actress

1942 – Donna Mills, American actress

Deaths

1826 – Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress consort of Brazil and Queen consort of Portugal as wife of Pedro I of Brazil (b. 1797)

1957 – Jeanne Roques, better known as Musidora, French actress, director and writer (b. 1889)

1989 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)

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Mari Leopoldina, 1815, by Joseph Kreutzinger

Mari Leopoldina, 1815, by Joseph Kreutzinger (source)

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