June 9

Events in Women’s History

I am unaware of any significant events in Women’s History. If you know of any, please leave a comment so that I can add it. Thank you!


Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller c. 1919 (source)

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller c. 1919 (source)

1836 – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, British physician and feminist, known for many firsts, first woman to qualify as a physician in Britain, first woman physician in France, first woman elected to a school board and as mayor in Britain (d. 1917)

1843 – Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner, Austrian novelist, journalist and pacifist, first woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1905), known for her novel Lay Down Your Arms and organizing pacifist organizations (d. 1914)

1865 – Helen Marot, American author, librarian and labor organizer; part of the commission that investigated the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (d. 1940)

1877 – Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, American poet, painter and sculptor, known for art celebrating Afrocentric themes (d. 1968)

1903 – Marcia Davenport, American author, journalist and music critic, known for her book Mozart and work for The New Yorker (d. 1996)


Madame Guyon c. 1845 (source)

Madame Guyon c. 1845 (source)

1572 – Jeanne d’Albret, Jeanne III, Queen regnant of Navarre, leader in the French Huguenot movement (b. 1528)

1717 – Jeanne Guyon, French mystic, known as Madame Guyon, imprisoned for heresy after publishing A Short and Easy Method of Prayer (b. 1648)

1871 – Anna Atkins, English botanist and photographer (b. 1799)

1911Carrie A. Nation, American temperance worker; she was a proponent of using vandalism to get her point across and was famous for using a hatchet to destroy saloons. (b. 1846)

1927 – Victoria Woodhull, American suffragist, spiritualist and politician, first woman candidate for President of the United States for the Equal Rights Party, first woman (with her sister) to own a brokerage firm on Wall Street, owner and editor of a newspaper (b. 1838)

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