March 19

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

Minna Canth by Kaarlo Vuori (source)

Minna Canth by Kaarlo Vuori (source)

1749 – Princess Louisa of Great Britain, daughter of King George II and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (d. 1768)

1823 – Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Duchess consort of Modena and Reggio as wife of Francis V (d. 1914)

1844 – Minna Canth, Finnish author and women’s rights activist, best known for her play, The Pastor’s Family (d. 1897)

1850 – Alice French, American author, better known as Octave Thanet (d. 1934)

1859 – Ellen Gates Starr, American social reformer, co-founded Hull House with Jane Addams (d. 1940)

1868 – Senda Berenson Abbott, Russian-born American author and pioneer of women’s basketball, adapted basketball rules for women, inductee of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (d. 1954)

1872 – Anna Held, Polish-born American actress and singer, common-law wife of Florenz Ziegfeld (d. 1918)

1881 – Edith Nourse Rogers, American politician, first woman elected to the United States Congress from Massachusetts (d. 1960)

1882 – Minnie Fisher Cunningham, executive secretary of the League of Women voters and political worker, causes were suffrage and the connection between poverty and nutrition (d. 1964)

1902 – Louisa Ghijs, Belgian stage actress (d. 1985)

1911 – Simone Renant, French film actress (d. 2004)

1915 – Patricia Morison, American mezzo-soprano and stage and film actress

1923 – Betty Goodwin, Canadian sculptor and painter (d. 2008)

1924 – Mary Wimbush, British stage, film, television and radio actress, known for her role as Julia Pargetter in the BBC soap opera The Archers (d. 2005)

1933 – Phyllis Newman, American actress and singer

1936 – Ursula Andress, Swiss-born American actress, known for her role as a Bond girl in the first James Bond movie, Dr. No

1936 – Birthe Wilke, Danish singer

1954 – Jill Abramson, American author, journalist, first woman to be executive editor of the New York Times

Deaths

1612 – Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (b. 1585)

1746 – Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia, briefly regent of Russia for her infant son (b. 1718)

1974 – Anne Klein, American fashion designer (b. 1923)

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Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna by Louis Caravaque (source)

Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna by Louis Caravaque (source)

3 thoughts on “March 19

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  2. Alexander III of Scotland died leaving no male heir. Margaret ‘Maid of Norway’ was next in line for the Scottish throne because her mother was the only child of Alexander that had children.

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