March 28

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!


Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang (source)

Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang (source)

1515 – Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun, Roman Catholic saint and author, founder with John of the Cross of the Discalced Carmelites (d. 1582)

1613 – Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang of China, wife of Hong Taiji of the Qing Dynasty, wielded power during the reigns of her son and grandson, the Shunzhi Emperor and the Kangxi Emperor (d. 1688)

1873 – Anne Douglas Sedgwick, American-born British author, New York Times best-selling author; two of her novels were made into films, Tante and The Little French Girl (d. 1935)

1886Clara Lemlich, American labor organizer, leader of the Uprising of 20,000, the strike of shirtwaist workers in New York’s garment industry in 1909 (d. 1982)

1902 – Dame Flora Robson, British stage and film actress, known for dramatic roles ranging from queens to villains (d. 1984)

1907 – Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun and mystic (d. 2005)

1910 – Ingrid of Sweden, Queen consort of Denmark as wife of Frederick IX, mother of Queen Margrethe II (d. 2000)

1912 – Marina Raskova, Russian navigator, instrumental in the formation of combat regiments of women who were pilots, support staff and engineers (d. 1943)

1926 – Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba with many other titles

1927 – Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author and journalist (d. 2007)

1927 – Vina Mazumdar, Indian academic, feminist and women’s rights activist, pioneer in women’s studies in the academia of India (d. 2013)

1930 – Elizabeth Bainbridge, English operatic mezzo-soprano and contralto


Virginia Woolf c. 1902 by George Charles Beresford (source)

Virginia Woolf c. 1902 by George Charles Beresford (source)

1941 – Virginia Woolf, English author, critic and publisher, works include Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and A Room of One’s Own (b. 1882)

1974 – Dorothy Fields, American lyricist, wrote 400+ songs for stage musicals and film (b. 1905)

1974 – Françoise Rosay, French actress and opera singer (b. 1891)

1987 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer, member of the Trapp Family Singers, inspiration for The Sound of Music (b. 1905)

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  2. Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349 (1978), is the leading United States Supreme Court decision on judicial immunity. It involved an Indiana judge who was sued by a young woman who had been sterilized without her knowledge as a minor in accordance with the judge’s order. The Supreme Court held that the judge was immune from being sued for issuing the order because it was issued as a judicial function. The case has been called one of the most controversial in recent Supreme Court history.


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