March 1

Events in Women’s History

"Tituba and the Children" by Alfred Fredericks (designer) and Winham (engraver), 1878 (source)

“Tituba and the Children” by Alfred Fredericks (designer) and Winham (engraver), 1878 (source)

1692The Salem Witch Trials begin when Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates.


Isabella of Coimbra (source)

Isabella of Coimbra (source)

1432 – Isabella of Coimbra, Queen consort of Portugal as wife of Afonso V (d. 1455)

1683 – Caroline of Ansbach, Queen of Great Britain as wife of George II (d. 1737)

1781Javiera Carrera, Chilean aristocrat and leader in the War of Independence, credited for sewing the first national flag, called the “Mother of Chile” (d. 1862)

1843 – Naomi Anderson, American civil rights activist, suffragist, poet, and orator, highlighted the experience of African American women “still enslaved by their inability to vote”, spoke at the first Woman’s Rights Convention in 1869 (d. ??)

1893 – Mercedes de Acosta, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)

1905 – Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)

1906 – Camilla Spira, German actress (d. 1997)

1911 – Rina Ketty, Italian-French singer (d. 1996)

1918 – Gladys Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)

1934 – Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)

1936 – Monique Bégin, Canadian politician

1941 – Maaja Ranniku, Estonian chess player, named Woman International Master in 1964 (d. 2004)


1926 – Marietta Holley, American author and satirist (b. 1886)

1970 – Lucille Hegamin, American singer (b. 1894)

1980 – Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch-American model, founded Wilhelmina Models (b. 1940)

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Marietta Holley c. 1888, photographer C.M. Bell, Library of Congress (source)

Marietta Holley c. 1888, photographer C.M. Bell, Library of Congress (source)

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  1. * 1956 – Dalia Grybauskaitė – Lithuanian economist and politician; serving as President since 2009, the first woman to be elected to this office

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