November 15

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!


Eleanor of Austria by Joos van Cleve, c. 1530

Eleanor of Austria by Joos van Cleve, c. 1530 (source)

1498Eleanor of Austria, Queen consort of Portugal as wife of Manuel I, Queen consort of France as wife of Francis I (d. 1558)

1607 – Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)

1861 – Margaret Haley, teacher and union organizer, first business representative of the Chicago Teachers’ Federation (d. 1939)

1873 – Sara Josephine Baker, American physician, known for tracking down patient zero, Typhoid Mary, and for her fight to improve hygiene conditions in immigrant communities, especially for children (d. 1945)

1887 – Marianne Moore, American poet (d. 1972)

1887 – Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter (d. 1986)

1895 – Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)

1932 – Petula Clark, British actress and singer

1934 – Joanna Barnes, American actress

1935 – Nera White, American basketball player, considered one of the outstanding female players in history


1853 – Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)

1908 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China (b. 1835)

1961 – Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)

1965 – Dawn Powell, American poet (b. 1896)

1978 – Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (b. 1901)

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Empress Dowager CiXi

Empress Dowager CiXi (source)

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