December 18

Events in Women’s History

1915 – Edith Bolling Galt marries incumbent President Woodrow Wilson becoming First Lady of the United States.

Births

Christina of Sweden by Jacob Ferdinand Voet (source)

Christina of Sweden by Jacob Ferdinand Voet (source)

1626 – Christina, Queen regnant of Sweden, NS date (d. 1689)

1724 – Louise of Great Britain, Queen of Denmark and Norway as wife of Frederick V, NS date(d. 1751)

1814 – Josephine White Griffing, American abolitionist and women’s rights advocate (d. 1872)

1847 – Augusta Holmès, French composer (d. 1903)

1849 – Henrietta Edwards, Canadian activist and author (d. 1931)

1881 – Mary Harriman Rumsey, founder of The Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements (d. 1934)

1888 – Gladys Cooper, English actress (d. 1971)

1908 – Celia Johnson, English actress (d. 1982)

1916 – Betty Grable, American actress (d. 1973)

1931 – Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)

Deaths

1075Edith of Wessex, Queen consort of England as wife of Edward the Confessor (b. 1025)

1591 – Marigje Arriens, burned at the stake for sorcery in the Netherlands (b. 1520)

1968 – Joan Tabor, American actress (b. 1932)

1980 – Gabrielle Robinne, French actress (b. 1886)

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Edith of Wessex, 13 th c. anonymous

Edith of Wessex, 13 th c. anonymous (source)

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