December 22

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!


Sarada Devi

Sarada Devi (source)

1789 – Ann Hasseltine Judson, American missionary to India and Burma (d. 1826)

1853 – Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan singer, composer, and pianist (d. 1917)

1853 – Sarada Devi, Indian philosopher and Holy Mother of the Ramakrishna monastic order, wife and spiritual counterpart of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (d. 1920)

1909 – Patricia Hayes, British actress (d. 1998)

1912 – Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States as wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, (d. 2007)

1915 – Barbara Billingsley, American actress (d. 2010)

1922 – Ruth Roman, American actress (d. 1999)

1937 – Charlotte Lamb, British author (d. 2000)

1945 – Diane Sawyer, American journalist and news anchor


George Eliot at age 30 by Alexandre Louis François d'Albert-Durade

George Eliot at age 30 by Alexandre Louis François d’Albert-Durade (source)

1476 – Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (b. 1451)

1708 – Hedvig Sophia, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp and Swedish princess (b. 1681)

1738 – Constantia Jones, English prostitute sentenced to hang for allegedly stealing 36 shillings and a half-guinea (b. 1708)

1880 – George Eliot, British author and journalist (b. 1819)

1917 – Frances Xavier Cabrini, Austrian-born American saint and founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (b. 1850)

1939 – Ma Rainey, American blues singer (b. 1886)

1943 – Beatrix Potter, British author and illustrator (b. 1866)

1944 – Eleni Papadaki, Greek actress (b. 1903)

1959 – Gilda Gray, Polish-born American dancer and actress, popularized the “shimmy” (b. 1901)

1966 – Lucy Burns, American suffragist and women’s rights advocate, formed the National Woman’s Party with Alice Paul (b. 1879)

1973 – Irna Phillips, American actress and writer; she created and scripted many early and long-running American soap operas including Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and Love is a Many Splendored Thing. (b. 1901)

1986 – Mary Burchell, British romance author and activist (b. 1904)

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