Events in Women’s History
1960 – Princess Margaret of Great Britain marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.
1981 – Maya Ying Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is selected from 1,421 other entries.
1829 – Phebe Hanaford, American author, minister, abolitionist and feminist; she wrote Life of Abraham Lincoln, the first biography of the president published after his death. (d. 1921)
1831 – Mary Clemmer Ames, American author and journalist, known for Ten Years in Washington and Memorials of Alice and Phoebe Cary (d. 1884)
1880 – Winifred Brunton, British Egyptologist, painter and illustrator, known for portraits of Egyptian pharaohs published in Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt in 1926 (d. 1959)
1882 – Ann Haven Morgan, American zoologist and ecologist, awarded a Ph.D. from Cornell University, served as chair of the Mount Holyoke College zoology department from 1916 – 1947 until her retirement (d. 1966)
1916 – Adriana Caselotti, American voice actress and singer, first woman named as a Disney Legend in the voice category for her work in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (d. 1997)
1926 – Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, entertainer and philanthropist (d. 2012)
1947 – Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago
1952 – Maria Montessori, Italian physician, author and educator, known for her philosophy of education which is still in use today (b. 1870)
1984 – Mary Cain, American newspaper editor, journalist and politician, first woman to run for Governor of Mississippi (b. 1904)
1992 – Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (b. 1901)