January 14

Events in Women’s History

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark by Johannes Jansson (source)

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark by Johannes Jansson (source)

1893 – A group of Americans and Europeans form a Committee of Safety to overthrow the Hawaiian government and depose Queen Lili’uokalani.

1972 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.


Catherine, Queen of Portugal by Antonis Mor, 1552

Catherine, Queen of Portugal by Antonis Mor, 1552 (source)

1273 – Joan I, Queen regnant of Navarre and Queen consort of France as wife of Phillip IV (d. 1305)

1507 – Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal as wife of John III, Queen regent for her grandson Sebastian (d. 1578)

1767 – Maria Theresa of Austria, Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Tuscany, later Queen of Saxony as wife of Anthony (d. 1827)

1841 – Juliet Corson, American educator and writer (d. 1897)

1841Berthe Morisot, French painter, Impressionist (d. 1895)

1844 – Clara Kathleen Rogers, American composer, singer, writer and educator (d. 1931)

1858 – Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, American founder of the National Council of Jewish Women (d. 1942)

1883 – Nina Ricci, Italian-born French fashion designer (d. 1970)

1901 – Bebe Daniels, American actress (d. 1971)

1904 – Emily Hahn, American journalist and author (d. 1997)

1912 – Tillie Olsen, American author and feminist (d. 2007)

1927 – Zuzana Růžičková, Czech harpsichord player and educator

1931 – Caterina Valente, French-Italian singer, dancer, and actress

1935 – Lucille Wheeler, Canadian skier

1941 – Faye Dunaway, American actress

1943 – Shannon Lucid, American biochemist and retired NASA astronaut


1476 – Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, eldest surviving daughter of Richard Plantagenet and Cecily Neville, sister to Edward IV and Richard III of England (b. 1439)

1887 – Abby Kelley Foster, American abolitionist, social reformer and women’s rights advocate, lecturer and organizer for the American Anti-Slavery Society (b. 1811)

1889 – Ema Pukšec, Croatian soprano (b. 1834)

1923 – Zübeyde Hanım, mother of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey (b. 1857)

1965 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (b. 1903)

1968 – Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (b. 1885)

1977 – Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)

1986 – Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)

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Ema Pukšec, date and photographer unknown (source)

Ema Pukšec, date and photographer unknown (source)

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