February 11

Events in Women’s History

Emma Goldman c. 1911, Library of Congress (source)

Emma Goldman c. 1911, Library of Congress (source)

1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.

1989 – Barbara Harris is ordained Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, becoming the first woman to hold this position.

Births

Elizabeth of York, engraving by William Henry Egleton, painting by Edward Corbould (source)

Elizabeth of York, engraving by William Henry Egleton, painting by Edward Corbould (source)

1466 – Elizabeth of York, Queen consort of England as wife of Henry VII (d. 1503)

1671 – Hannah Callowhill Penn, second wife of Pennsylvania founder William Penn; she administered the Province of Pennsylvania after her husband became ill and died for a total of about 12 years, from 1712 until her death in 1726.

1802 – Lydia Maria Child, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 1880)

1855 – Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (d. 1940)

1860 – Rachilde, French author (d. 1953)

1869 – Helene Kröller-Müller, German-Dutch art collector and philanthropist, founded the Kröller-Müller Museum (d. 1939)

1869 – Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet and author (d. 1945)

1872 – Hannah Mitchell, British suffragette and activist (d. 1956)

1874 – Elsa Beskow, Swedish author (d. 1953)

1919 – Eva Gabor, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1995)

1925 – Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist

1925 – Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)

1928 – Hattie N. Harrison, American educator and politician (d. 2013)

1934 – Tina Louise, American actress and singer

1934 – Mary Quant, OBE and FCSD, English fashion designer

1938 – Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese actress and singer

Deaths

1503 – Elizabeth of York, Queen consort of England as wife of Henry VII (b. 1466)

1862 – Elizabeth Siddal, English poet and model (b. 1829)

1940 – Ellen Day Hale,American painter and printmaker (b. 1855)

1963 – Sylvia Plath, American author and poet (b. 1932)

1975 – Maria Balcerkiewiczówna, Polish actress (b. 1903)

1982 – Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (b. 1912)

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Elizabeth Siddal c. 1860, artist unknown (source)

Elizabeth Siddal c. 1860, artist unknown (source)

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