November 16

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!


Minnie Hauk on a cabinet card made by Napoleon Sarony, c. 1880

Minnie Hauk on a cabinet card made by Napoleon Sarony, c. 1880 (source)

1806 – Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, teacher, author and reformer with her husband Horace Mann (d. 1887)

1851 – Minnie Hauk, American mezzo-soprano (d. 1929)

1896 – Joan Lindsay,  Australian author, best known for her novel Picnic at Hanging Rock (d. 1984)

1899 – Mary Margaret McBride, American radio host (d. 1976)

1918 – Ellen Albertini Dow, American actress


Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-portrait, 1556 (source)

Sofonisba Anguissola, Self-portrait, 1556 (source)

1093Saint Margaret of Scotland, princess of the House of Wessex and sister of Edgar Ætheling, an uncrowned Anglo-Saxon king of England (b. 1045)

1625 – Sofonisba Anguissola, Italian Renaissance painter, lady-in-waiting and tutor to Elizabeth of Valois, Queen of Spain, official court painter for Philip II of Spain (b. 1532)

1878 – Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Princess Alice of the UK and Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (b. 1874)

1903 – Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and his wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1895)

1971 – Edie Sedgwick, American model and actress (b. 1940)

1972 – Vera Karalli, Russian ballerina and actress (b. 1889)

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