March 2

Events in Women’s History

Martha Washington Hotel, 2011, Attribution: Beyond My Ken, Wikimedia Commons (source)

Martha Washington Hotel, 2011, Attribution: Beyond My Ken, Wikimedia Commons (source)

1882 – An assassination attempt is made on the life of Queen Victoria by Roderick McLean in Windsor.

1903 – In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.

Births

Maria Clotilde of Savoy, photographer: Etienne Neurdein (source)

Maria Clotilde of Savoy, photographer: Etienne Neurdein (source)

1831Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, American author, pioneer of the “dime novel” (d. 1885)

1843 – Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, wife of Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte. (d. 1911)

1860 – Susanna M. Salter, American politician, mayor of Argonia, Kansas, first woman elected to political office in the United States (d. 1961)

1873 – Inez Haynes Irwin, American author and feminist, president of the Author’s Guild (d. 1970)

1900 – Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Spanish actress (d. 1969)

1919 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)

1919 – Tamara Toumanova, Russian ballerina and actress (d. 1996)

1930 – Emma Penella, Spanish film and television actress (d. 2007)

1934 – Dottie Rambo, American singer-songwriter (The Rambos) (d. 2008)

Deaths

1316 – Marjorie Bruce, Scottish daughter of Robert the Bruce (b. 1296)

1619 – Anne of Denmark, Queen consort of Scotland, England, and Ireland as wife of James VI and I (b. 1574)

1829 – Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Mexican revolutionary and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)

1895Berthe Morisot, French painter (b. 1841)

1919 – Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary, the “Grand Woman of the Revolution” (b. 1812)

1945 – Emily Carr, Canadian painter and author (b. 1871)

1949 – Sarojini Naidu, Indian author, poet, activist and politician, first woman to be President of the Indian National Congress, first woman to be Governor of Uttar Pradesh (b. 1879)

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Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez c. 1880 (source)

Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez c. 1880 (source)