February 5

Events in Women’s History

Mary Pickford c. 1916 (source)

Mary Pickford c. 1916 (source)

1826 – Abigail Powers, future First Lady of the United States, marries Millard Fillmore.

1919 – Mary Pickford with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.

Births

Belle Starr c. 1880 (source)

Belle Starr c. 1880 (source)

1626 – Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)

1784 – Nancy Lincoln, American mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)

1788 – Sarah Goodridge, American painter specializing in portrait miniatures (d. 1853)

1848 – Belle Starr, American outlaw (d. 1889)

1903 – Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist, co-founder of the New York Mets baseball franchise (d. 1975)

1908 – Mietje Baron, Dutch swimmer and Olympic medalist (d. 1948)

1908 – Peg Entwistle, English actress (d. 1932)

1908 – Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)

1917 – Isuzu Yamada, Japanese actress (d. 2012)

1920 – Leda Mileva, Bulgarian diplomat, writer and translator (d. 2013)

1923 – Fatmawati, First Lady of Indonesia as wife of Sukarno, mother of Indonesia’s first female president, Megawati Sukarnoputri (d. 1980)

1939 – Jane Bryant Quinn, American journalist

Deaths

1892 – Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (b. 1807)

1952 – Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (b. 1877)

1967 – Violeta Parra, Chilean singer-songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist (b. 1917)

1969 – Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1902)

1972 – Marianne Moore, American poet (b. 1887)

1981 – Ella T. Grasso, American politician, first woman elected Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)

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Violetta Parra in 1973 (source)

Violetta Parra in 1973 (source)

 

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