October 10

Events in Women’s History

1846 – Isabella II of Spain marries her double-first cousin Francisco de Asís de Borbón on her sixteenth birthday.

2013 – Canadian author Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.

2014 – Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai wins the Nobel Peace Prize in conjunction with Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.


Catherine Michelle of Spain, c.1577, by Sofonisba Anguissola

Catherine Michelle of Spain, c.1577, by Sofonisba Anguissola (source)

1344 – Mary of Waltham, Duchess consort of Brittany, daughter of of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault (d. 1362)

1567 – Catherine Michelle of Spain, daughter of Philip II of Spain and Elizabeth of Valois (d. 1597)

1830 – Isabella , Queen regnant of Spain (d. 1904)

1863 – Helen Dunbar, American actress (d. 1933)

1860 – Clara Hampson Ueland, community activist and suffragist, first president of the Minnesota League of Women Voters (d. 1927)

1870 – Louise Mack, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1935)

1884 – Ida Wüst, German actress (d. 1958)

1898 – Lilly Daché, French-American fashion designer (d. 1989)

1900 – Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)

1911 – Clare Hollingworth, British journalist and author, first war correspondent to report the outbreak of WWII

1924 – Ludmilla Tchérina, French actress and dancer (d. 2004)

1928 – Sheila F. Walsh, British author (d. 2009)

1938 – Gloria Coates, American composer


1966 – Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player, winner of five Wimbledon championships and a gold medal at the 1900 Summer Olympics (b. 1870)

1976 – Silvana Armenulić, Bosnian singer and actress (b. 1939)

1976 – Mirsada Mirjana Bajraktarević, Bosnian singer (b. 1951)

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Charlotte Cooper c. 1900

Charlotte Cooper c. 1900 (source)

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