Events in Women’s History
2003 – Annika Sörenstam plays in the Bank of America Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, becoming the first woman to play the PGA Tour, since Babe Zaharias played in the 1945 Los Angeles Open.
1770 – Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg as wife of Frederick VI (d. 1840)
1814 – Amalia Lindegren, Swedish painter, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in 1849 and 1850 (d. 1891)
1823 – Isabella Glyn, British Shakespearean actress (d. 1889)
1844 – Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist painter and printmaker, considered by Gustave Geffroy as one of “les trois grandes dames” of Impressionism (d. 1926)
1849 – Bertha Honoré Palmer, American businesswoman and philanthropist, known for her role as the President of the Board of Lady Managers for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1918)
1900 – Yvonne de Gaulle, French campaigner for conservative causes, founder of “La fondation Anne-de-Gaulle” to help children with disabilities, wife of Charles de Gaulle, President of France (d. 1979)
748 – Empress Gensho, fifth of eight women to reign as Empress regnant of Japan and the only one to inherit her title from another woman (b. 683)
1310 – Rosanna Negusanti, Saint Humility, abbess and founder of Vallumbrosan convents, canonized in the Roman Catholic Church in 1720 (b. circa 1226)
1457 – Rita of Cascia, Italian Augustinian nun, canonized in the Roman Catholic Church in 1900, patron saint of the impossible (b. 1381)
1802 – Martha Washington, First Lady of the United States as wife of George Washington (b. 1731)
1943 – Helen Herron “Nellie” Taft, First Lady of the United States as wife of William Howard Taft, known for arranging the planting of the Cherry trees in Washington, D.C.
2015 – Aminah Robinson, American artist, known for a diverse body of work from drawings and woodcuts to sculptures using various media, lived and worked in Columbus, Ohio (b. 1940)