January 30

Events in Women’s History

Carole King aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in 2000 (source)

Carole King aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in 2000 (source)

1971 – Carole King’s Tapestry album is released to become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

Births

Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain c. 1847 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (source)

Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain c. 1847 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (source)

58 BCE – Livia Drusilla, wife of Roman Emperor Augustus (d. 29 CE)

1832 – Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, younger sister of Isabella II and heir presumptive until Isabella’s daughter is born (d. 1897)

1912 – Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian and author (d. 1989)

1913 – Amrita Sher-Gil, Indian painter (d. 1941)

1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress

1926 – Lizbeth Webb, English soprano and actress (d. 2013)

1929 – Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician, surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)

1931 – Shirley Hazzard, Australian author

1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress

Deaths

1836 – Betsy Ross, American seamstress, credited with designing the American Flag (b. 1752)

1926 – Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)

1929 – La Goulue, stage name for Louise Weber a French dancer associated with the can-can and Moulin Rouge (b. 1866)

1971Winifred Goldring, American paleontologist and educator, first woman appointed as a State Paleontologist, first woman elected president of the Paleontological Society (b. 1888)

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La Goulue c. 1890 (source)

La Goulue c. 1890 (source)

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