July 22

Events in Women’s History

I am unaware of specific events in Women’s History for today. If you know of any, please leave a comment, so that I can add them. Thanks!

Births

Catherine Stenbock, Queen of Sweden (source)

Catherine Stenbock, Queen of Sweden (source)

1210 – Joan of England, Queen of Scotland as wife of Alexander II, daughter of John, King of England and Isabella of Angoulême (d. 1238)

1535 – Catherine Stenbock, Queen of Sweden as wife of Gustav I (d. 1621)

1849Emma Lazarus, American poet, known for her sonnet inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty which include the words “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” (d. 1887)

1851 – Mary Averell Harriman, American philanthropist, donated land for the Harriman State Park, supported many causes including The Boys’ Club of New York, the American Red Cross, John Muir for Yosemite Valley and Yale University, funded the controversial Eugenics Record Office (d. 1932)

1890 – Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist, wife of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., mother of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (d. 1995)

1908 – Amy Vanderbilt, American author, known as an expert on etiquette, published Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Book of Etiquette which is still in publication as Amy Vanderbilt’s Etiquette (d. 1974)

1913 – Licia Albanese, Italian-American operatic soprano, known especially for roles in Verdi and Puccini operas, chair of The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation

1915 – Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author, Ambassador to Morocco, delegate to the United Nations, authored fiction and non-fiction in both Urdu and English including Behind the Veil: Ceremonies, Customs and Colour and From Purdah to Parliament (d. 2000)

1924 – Margaret Whiting, American singer of pop and country music, signed to one of Capitol Records first recording contracts (d. 2011)

1934 – Louise Fletcher, American film and television actress, known for her role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress and several Emmy nominations

1939 – Gila Almagor, Israeli stage and film actress and author, known for her autobiographical books Summer of Aviya and Under the Domim Tree, recipient of many honors and awards including 10 Kinor David awards, a Life Achievement Award from the Israeli Academy of Cinema, and the Silver Bear

1940 – Judith Walzer Leavitt, American historian, professor of history of medicine, history of science and women’s history

Deaths

Estelle Getty in 1989 at the Annual Emmy Awards by Alan Light (source)

Estelle Getty in 1989 at the Annual Emmy Awards by Alan Light (source)

2000 – Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author of fiction and non-fiction, recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award, the Award Premio Castilla y León de las Letras, and the Premio Acebo de Honor (b. 1925)

2008 – Estelle Getty, stage name of Estelle Scher-Gettleman, American stage, film and television actress, best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls, recipient of Emmy and Golden Globe awards (b. 1923)

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One thought on “July 22

  1. 1893 – Katharine Lee Bates writes America the Beautiful after admiring the view from the top of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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