January 12

Events in Women’s History

Hattie Caraway, 1914, Library of Congress (source)

Hattie Caraway, 1914, Library of Congress (source)

1932 – Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to serve a full term in the United States Senate. She represented the state of Arkansas.

Births

Caroline Severance, 1910, Library of Congress (source)

Caroline Severance, 1910, Library of Congress (source)

1724 – Frances Brooke, English author, playwright, and translator (d. 1789)

1820Caroline Severance, abolitionist, suffragist, and social reformer (d. 1914)

1870 – Katherine Philips Edson, American social worker and women’s rights advocate (d. 1933)

1910 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)

1910 – Luise Rainer, German-born Jewish, British actress, first to win multiple Academy Awards, first actress to win them consecutively (d. 2014)

1925 – Katherine MacGregor, American actress, best known for her portrayal of Harriet Oleson on the TV series Little House on the Prairie

 

1942 – Bernardine Dohrn, American law professor and activist, former leader of the Weather Underground and Students for a Democratic Society

Deaths

1321 – Marie of Brabant, Queen consort of France as wife of Philip III (b. 1256)

1700 – Marguerite Bourgeoys, French saint and founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in what was then the colony of New France, now Canada (b. 1620)

1759 – Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange as wife of William IV, Prince of Orange, Regent of the Netherlands on behalf of her son, William V (b. 1709)

1962 – Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian politician, journalist and writer (b. 1869)

1965 – Lorraine Hansberry, American author, playwright, and director, best known for her play A Raisin in the Sun (b. 1936)

1974 – Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1886)

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Marguerite Bourgeoys by Antoine Plamondon c. 1840 (source)

Marguerite Bourgeoys by Antoine Plamondon c. 1840 (source)

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