June 14

Events in Women’s History

1907 – Norway grants women the right to vote.

Births

Harriet Beecher Stowe c. 1852, Gurney & Sons (source)

Harriet Beecher Stowe c. 1852, Gurney & Sons (source)

1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and activist, known primarily for her anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (d. 1896)

1839 – Alice Fisher, British nurse and author; as Superintendent at Philadelphia General Hospital, she was responsible for dramatically improving the standard of care. (d. 1888)

1916 – Priscilla Cooper Tyler, official White House hostess and United States First Lady as daugher-in-law of John Tyler (d. 1889)

1870 – Sophia of Prussia, Queen of the Hellenes as wife of Constantine I (d. 1932)

1877 – Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)

1894 – Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg; she abdicated in favor of her sister Charlotte in 1919 and became a nun in Italy. (d. 1924)

1904 – Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist, war correspondent, photographed the first cover for Life magazine (d. 1971)

1917 – Lise Nørgaard, Danish journalist and author, known for her childhood memoirs, Kun en pige (Only a girl)

1952 – Pat Summitt, American college basketball head coach, holds the record for the most wins for a coach in the NCAA for any men’s or women’s team

Deaths

Mary Cassatt, self-portrait c. 1878 (source)

Mary Cassatt, self-portrait c. 1878 (source)

1926 – Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist painter and printmaker, considered by Gustave Geffroy as one of “les trois grandes dames” of Impressionism (b. 1843)

1928 – Emmeline Pankhurst, British activist and suffragette (b. 1857)

1932 – Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian businesswoman, co-founded Desjardins Group (b. 1858)

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  1. BIRTHS – June 14, 1935 – Lousie Schmir Hay, born in France to Polish-Jewish parents, American mathematician. In 1980, she was appointed Head of the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics, becoming at that time the only female head of a major research-oriented university mathematics department in the United States.

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