November 2

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!


Marie Antoinette by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Marie Antoinette by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (source)

1475 – Anne of York, Lady Howard (d. 1511)

1709 – Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange as wife of William IV, Regent of the Netherlands for her son. William V (d. 1759)

1755Marie Antoinette, Austrian wife of Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)

1883 – Jessie Daniel Ames, American civil rights activist, organized support for the Nineteenth Amendment in Texas and spoke publicly against lynching (d. 1972)

1892 – Alice Brady, American actress (d. 1939)

1915 – Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (d. 2000)

1917 – Ann Rutherford, American actress (d. 2012)

1936 – Rose Elizabeth Bird, first female Justice and first female Chief Justice of California (d. 1999)

1938 – Queen Sofía of Spain, as wife of King Juan Carlos I, formerly Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark


934 – Emma, Queen consort of France as wife of Rudolph of Burgundy. She was an active army leader and died during a military campaign. (b. 894)

1083Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort of England as wife of William the Conqueror (b. 1031)

1810Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom, youngest daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; after a short tragic life she died leaving all her possessions to the man she loved, but was not allowed to marry. (b. 1783)

1874 – Phoebe Palmer, evangelist, author, founder of the Holiness movement in the United States and the Higher Life movement in the United Kingdom (b. 1807)

1887Jenny Lind, Swedish operatic soprano and concert singer, known as the “Swedish Nightingale” (b. 1820)

1945 – Princess Thyra of Denmark (b. 1880)

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Jenny Lind (source)

Jenny Lind (source)

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