November 6

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!

Births

Joanna of Castile c. 1500, detail from the wings of the Last Judgement Triptych of Zierikzee, by the Master of Afflighem

Joanna of Castile c. 1500, detail from the wings of the Last Judgement Triptych of Zierikzee, by the Master of Afflighem (source)

1479Joanna of Castile, the first queen regnant to reign over both the Kingdom of Castile and Aragon (d. 1555)

1831 – Matilda Vining Wood, British actress and theater manager, used the name Mrs. John Wood professionally (d. 1915)

1874 – Helen Thompson Woolley, American psychologist and pioneer in the study of gender differences (d. 1947)

1903 – June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)

1924 – Jeanette Schmid, Austrian singer, dancer and whistler, also known as Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (d. 2005)

1938 – Diana E. H. Russell, South African activist and author

1940 – Ruth Messinger, American politician

Deaths

Matilda Charlotte Vining, Mrs. John Wood (source)

Matilda Charlotte Vining, Mrs. John Wood (source)

1986 – Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (b. 1911)

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  1. Martha Rountree co-founder of Meet the Press and only female moderator of the show. She served as the show’s host from November 6, 1947, to November 1, 1953. Rountree also had the first female guest on the show on Sept. 12, 1948, according to a history of the show published by NBC News.

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