March 15

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!

Births

Lida Gustava Heymann c. 1900, Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1987-143-05 / CC-BY-SA (source)

Lida Gustava Heymann c. 1900, Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1987-143-05 / CC-BY-SA (source)

1275 – Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant as wife of John II (d. 1333)

1737 – Amarindra, Queen consort of Siam as wife of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke founder of the Chakri Dynasty (d. 1826)

1838 – Alice Cunningham Fletcher, American ethnologist, studied and documented American Indian culture (d. 1923)

1852 – Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright, theater founder and manager (d. 1932)

1868 – Grace Chisholm Young, British mathematician (d. 1944)

1868 – Lida Gustava Heymann, German women’s rights activist, with her partner Anita Augspurg founded the movement to abolish prostitution in Germany, the Society for Women’s Suffrage, the newspaper Women in the State, a co-educational high school and professional associations for women (d. 1943)

1880 – Hattie Carnegie, Austrian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur, known for couture and read-to-wear lines, designed the Women’s Army Corps uniform, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Freedom for the WAC uniform design and other charitable and patriotic contributions (d. 1956)

1887 – Majorie Merriweather Post, American socialite, founder of General Foods, Inc. and at one time the wealthiest woman in America (b. 1973)

1905 – Margaret Webster, theater actress, director and producer with citizenship and successful careers in both the UK and the US, known for her Shakespearean productions, Othello (1943) with Paul Robeson and Jose Ferrer was her greatest success running 296 performances (d. 1972)

1907 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)

1915 – Caterina Boratto, Italian film actress (d. 2010)

1921 – Madelyn Pugh, American screenwriter and producer, known for her work on the I Love Lucy television show (d. 2011)

1930 – Wilma L. Vaught, Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, first woman to deploy with an Air Force bomber unit, she has many medals and awards for her service, inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame

1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer, professor, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

1939 – Julie Tullis, British mountaineer and filmmaker (d. 1986)

1940 – Margo Howard, American journalist

Deaths

1644 – Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau, wife of Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, ruler in her son’s name after Frederick’s death (b. 1576)

1950 – Alice Stone Blackwell, suffragist, journalist and human rights activist; She was the daughter of suffragist Lucy Stone and her husband Henry Blackwell. (b. 1857)

1983 – Dame Rebecca West, British author, journalist, literary critic and intellectual (b. 1892)

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Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau (source)

Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau (source)

3 thoughts on “March 15

  1. 1927 – The first Women’s Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.

  2. From Wikipedia:

    March 15
    856 – Michael III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire, overthrows the regency of his mother, empress Theodora with support of the Byzantine nobility.

    1927 – The first Women’s Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.

    1956 – My Fair Lady debuts on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

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