May 29

Events in Women’s History

Sojourner Truth c. 1964, Library of Congress (source)

Sojourner Truth c. 1964, Library of Congress (source)

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.

Births

Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans from the school of Pierre Mignard (source)

Anne Marie Louise d’Orléans from the school of Pierre Mignard (source)

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

Deaths

Kate Harrington (source)

Kate Harrington (source)

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)

1979Mary 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)

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