Events in Women’s History
1851 – Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio.
1852 – Jenny Lind completes a very successful two-year American tour. She donates her considerable profits to charity.
1627 – Anne Marie Louise d’Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, known for her memoirs and her role in the French civil wars known as the Fronde (d. 1693)
1876 – Helen Woodard Atwater, American author and editor, first full-time editor of the Journal of Home Economics (d. 1947)
1892 – Alfonsina Storni, Argentinian poet, known as one of the most important Argentine and Latin-American poets of the modern period (d. 1938)
1894 – Beatrice Lillie, Canadian actress and Tony Award winner (d. 1989)
1908 – Diana Morgan, Welsh playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1911 – Armida, Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1989)
1924 – Pepper Paire, American baseball player with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, member of the 1948 AAGPBL All-star team (d. 2013)
1934 – Nanette Newman, British actress and author, author of cookery and children’s books
1917 – Kate Harrington, American poet and educator, known for the anonymous publication of Emma Bartlett, or Prejudice and Fanaticism, and for Centennial and Other Poems (b. 1831)
1939 – Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish nun and saint, founder of the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus, canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 2003 (b. 1865)
1979 – Mary Pickford, American stage and film actress, screenwriter and producer, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (b. 1892)