March 22

Events in Women’s History

Anne Hutchinson on Trial by Edwin Austin Abbey

Anne Hutchinson on Trial by Edwin Austin Abbey (source)

1638Anne Hutchinson is expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her religious beliefs.

1972 – Equal Rights Amendment passes a United States Senate vote and is sent to the states for ratification.

Births

Hedvig of Holstein-Gottorp c. 1774 by Alexander Roslin (source)

Hedvig of Holstein-Gottorp c. 1774 by Alexander Roslin (source)

1759 – Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway as wife of Charles XIII and II, author, diarist (d. 1818)

1837 – Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, mistress of Napoleon III of France (d. 1899)

1862 – Laura Jean Libbey, American author, popular writer of “dime novels” (d. 1924)

1883 – Jessie Sampter, American educator, poet and activist, leading educator for Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, concerned with pacifism, Zionism, social justice and assisting Yemenite Jews especially women and girls (d. 1938)

1899 – Ruth Page, American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1991)

1901 – Greta Kempton, Austrian-born American painter, painted the official White House portraits of Bess and Harry Truman (d. 1991)

1902 – Madeleine Milhaud, French actress (d. 2008)

1913 – Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish combat pilot, possibly the world’s first female fighter pilot (d. 2001)

1928 – Carrie Donovan, American journalist, fashion editor for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and The New York Times Magazine (d. 2001)

1933 – May Britt, Swedish-American actress

1946 – Rivka Golani, Israeli viola player and music professor; she has performed with many orchestras and had many compositions written for her

Deaths

1986 – Olive Deering, American stage, film and television actress (b. 1918)

2001 – Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish combat pilot, possibly the world’s first female fighter pilot; she died on her 88th birthday. (b. 1913)

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