February 7

Events in Women’s History

Milicent Fawcett, President of the NUWSS, 1913, Bain News Service, Library of Congress (source)

Milicent Fawcett, President of the NUWSS, 1913, Bain News Service, Library of Congress (source)

1907 – The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) in the UK.

Births

Empress Anna of Russia, 1730, by Louis Caravaque (source)

Empress Anna of Russia, 1730, by Louis Caravaque (source)

1102 – Empress Matilda, Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Germany as wife of Henry V (d. 1169)

1693 – Anna of Russia, Duchess of Courland and Empress of Russia (d. 1740)

1832 – Hannah Whitall Smith, lay speaker, suffragist and temperance advocate; she was active in the Holiness movement in the United States and the Higher Life movement in the United Kingdom. (d. 1911)

1859 – Emma Nevada, American operatic colortura soprano, particularly known for her performances of Bellini and Donizetti (d. 1940)

1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)

1891 – Ann Little, American actress, primarily of the silent film era (d. 1984)

1895 – Anita Stewart, American actress and producer of the silent film era (d. 1961)

1918 – Ruth Sager, American geneticist, pioneered the field of cytoplasmic genetics (d. 1997)

1922 – Hattie Jacques, English comedic actress of radio, film and television (d. 1980)

1923 – Martha Holmes, American photographer and photojournalist (d. 2006)

1927 – Juliette Gréco, French singer and actress

1979 – Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman, Yemeni journalist and politician, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Deaths

1823 – Ann Radcliffe, English author of gothic novels (b. 1764)

1944 – Lina Cavalieri, Italian operatic soprano, actress and monologist (b. 1874)

1962 – Clara Nordström, German author and translator (b. 1886)

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Ann Radcliffe (source)

Ann Radcliffe (source)

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