February 24

Events in Women’s History

1912 – Henrietta Szold founds Hadassah, the largest Jewish organization in American history, focusing on healthcare and education in Israel and U.S.

Births

Emmanuelle Riva Photo attribution: Georges Biard (CC BY-SA 3.0, see source)

Emmanuelle Riva, Photo attribution: Georges Biard (CC BY-SA 3.0, see source)

1837Rosalía de Castro, Spanish poet (d. 1885)

1877 – Ettie Annie Rout, Australian-New Zealand activist (d. 1936)

1887 – Mary Ellen Chase, American educator, scholar and author (d. 1973)

1890 – Marjorie Main, American actress, best known as “Ma” in the Ma and Pa Kettle movies (d. 1975)

1907 – Marforie Courtenay-Latimer, South African museum official, known for discovering the existence of the coelancanth (d. 2004)

1922 – Esperanza Magaz, Cuban-Venezuelan actress (d. 2013)

 

1934 – Renata Scotto, Italian soprano and director

1938 – Kathleen Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow, member of the House of Lords

1948 – Jayalalithaa, Indian actress and politician, currently Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

1956 – Paula Zahn, American journalist

Deaths

1986 – Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer, choreographer and theosophist (b. 1904)

1994 – Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)

1998 – Clara Fraser, American activist, co-founded Radical Women (b. 1923)

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Rukmini Devi Arundale c. 1940 (source)

Rukmini Devi Arundale c. 1940 (source)

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  1. February 24, 1912 – Henrietta Szold founds Hadassah, the largest Jewish organization in American history, focusing on healthcare and education in Israel and U.S.

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