January 10

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!


Margaret of Austria, 16th century, by Bernard van Orley

Margaret of Austria, 16th century, by Bernard van Orley (source)

1480Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1530)

1741 – Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain, sister of George III (d. 1759)

1820 – Louisa Lane Drew, American actress and theater owner, ancestor of the Barrymore acting family (d. 1897)

1853 – Jessie Bond, English singer and actress (d. 1942)

1865 – Mary Ingalls, American sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)

1870 – Maud Younger, American suffragist, feminist and labor activist (d. 1936)

1890 – Pina Menichelli, Italian actress (d. 1984)

1898Katharine Burr Blodgett, American physicist, first woman awarded a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, invented low-reflectance glass (d. 1979)

1903 – Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor (d. 1975)

1912 – Maria Mandel, Austrian SS guard (d. 1948)

1917 – Hilde Krahl, Austrian actress (d. 1999)

1921 – Tasso Kavadia, Greek actress (d. 2010)

1922 – Ester Mägi, Estonian composer

1922 – Hannelore Schroth, German actress (d. 1987)

1924 – Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 1996)

1927 – Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (d. 2003)

1930 – Elaine Devry, American actress


1855 – Mary Russell Mitford, English author and playwright (b. 1787)

1957 – Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and educator, diplomat and feminist, Nobel Prize laureate, to-date the only Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (b. 1889)

1971 – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded Chanel (b. 1883)

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Gabriela Mistral, 1945, by Anna Riwkin (source)

Gabriela Mistral, 1945, by Anna Riwkin (source)

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