March 23

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!


Madame Adélaïde c. 1787 by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (source)

Madame Adélaïde c. 1787 by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (source)

1430 – Margaret of Anjou, Queen consort of England as wife of Henry VI, principle figure in the War of the Roses (d. 1482)

1732 – Princess Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV of France and his wife Maria Leszczyńska,  (d. 1800)

1857Fannie Farmer, American educator and cookbook author; her Blston Cooking School Cookbook evolved into the Fannie Farmer Cookbook and is still in print today. (d. 1915)

1882Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)

1884 – Florence Ellinwood Allen, American lawyer, judge and women’s rights activist, Associate Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court, Justice and later Chief Justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (d. 1966)

1897 – Margaret Farrar, American journalist and first crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times (d. 1984)

1899 – Dora Gerson, Jewish German silent film actress and singer, she died with her family at Auschwitz (d. 1943)

1904 – Joan Crawford, American stage, film and television actress (some sources give her year of birth as 1905, d. 1977)

1918 – Helene Hale, American politician for the state of Hawaii (d. 2013)

1924Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor, invented Liquid Paper, mother of Michael Nesmith of The Monkees (d. 1980)


1775 – Anne Catherine Hoof Green, printer, publisher and immigrant to the American colonies, publisher of The Maryland Gazette with her husband, took over her husband’s contract as printer of the General Assembly upon his death (b. circa 1720 in the Netherlands)

1947 – Archduchess Louise of Austria, Crown Princess of Saxony as wife of Frederick Augustus (b. 1870)

1965 – Mae Murray, American actress, dancer, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1889)

2011 – Dame Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress, recipient of two Academy Awards, the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Academy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, French Legion of Honour and a Presidential Citizens Medal, appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 (b. 1932)

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Anne Catherine Hoof Green c. 1769 by Charles Willson Peale (source)

Anne Catherine Hoof Green c. 1769 by Charles Willson Peale (source)

2 thoughts on “March 23

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  2. 1791 Etta Palm, a Dutch champion of woman’s rights, sets up a group of women’s clubs called the Confederation of the Friends of Truth.

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