March 10

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!


Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz c. 1804 by Josef Maria Grassi (source)

Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz c. 1804 by Josef Maria Grassi (source)

1776 – Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of Prussia as wife of Frederick William III (d. 1810)

1841 – Ina Coolbrith, American poet, author, librarian, first California Poet Laureate (d. 1928)

1847 – Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragist, possibly the most prominent of the movement in NZ, New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage (d. 1934)

1849/50 – Hallie Quinn Brown, African-American educator, author and activist, founder of the Colored Woman’s League of Washington, D.C. which merged with the National Association of Colored Women in 1894 (d. 1949)

1850 – Mary Mills Patrick, American academic, educator and author, teacher and principal in several American girl’s schools in Turkey including the American College for Girls in Istanbul, her writings are primarily academic with the exception of an autobiography (d. 1940)

1867 – Lillian Wald, American nurse, suffragist, humanitarian and author, human rights and women’s rights activist, founder of the Henry Street Settlement house in New York City, involved in the founding of the NAACP and the Women’s Trade Union League (d. 1940)

1876 – Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington, American sculptor, known primarily for animal sculptures especially horses, first woman artist elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (d. 1973)

1885 – Tamara Karsavina, Russian prima ballerina, principal artist of the imperial Russian Ballet, the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev, one of the founders of modern British ballet, founding member of the Royal Academy of Dance (d. 1978)

1903 – Clare Booth Luce, American politician, author, US Ambassador to Brazil and Italy, member of the US House of Representatives (d. 1987)

1905 – Betty Amann, German-American actress, recipient of the German Filmband in Gold award in 1987 (d. 1990)

1919 – Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (d. 1987)

1928 – Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (d. 2013)

1947 – Kim Campbell, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Canada

1947 – Gloria Diaz, Filipino model and actress, Miss Universe 1969


1315 – Agnes Blannbekin, Austrian mystic (b. 1244)

1898 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun, founded the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)

1913 – Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist, humanitarian, Union spy and suffragist, personally rescued more than 300 slaves via the Underground Railroad (b. 1820)

1948 – Zelda Fitzgerald, American author (b. 1900)

1950 – Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)

1982 – Tadj ol-Molouk, Queen of Iran as wife of Reza Shah (b. 1896)

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Harriet Tubman, 1885, Artist: H. Seymour Squyer

Harriet Tubman, 1885, Artist: H. Seymour Squyer (source)

4 thoughts on “March 10

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  2. 1926 – Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman, the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection, is published by Viking Press.

    The book was written by English novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner, who had intended to become a musicologist, not a writer. To that end, she edited a 10-volume work called Tudor Church Music. Warner claimed she became a poet and fiction writer accidentally when she ran across a piece of paper with “a particularly tempting surface.” She was intensely interested in established religions and the occult and used her knowledge of witchcraft in Lolly Willowes, a story about a widow who scandalizes her relations by moving to a town involved in witchcraft.

  3. I don’t know whether this is a worthy event for March 10, but I found this on Google while researching “fun facts”. Please verify, but…
    1840: Elizabeth Cady married Henry Brewster Stanton, omitting the word “obey” form the ceremony

    • Per Wikipedia…. She later wrote… “I obstinately refused to obey one with whom I supposed I was entering into an equal relation.”

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