Events in Women’s History
1727 – George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
1975 – Hillary Rodham, future First Lady of the United States and US Secretary of State marries Bill Clinton.
1984 – During a Space Shuttle Challenger mission, Kathryn Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space.
1998 – Edith Stein, Saint Teresia Benedicta of the Cross, canonized by Pope John Paul II
1871 – Harriet Boyd Hawes, American archaeologist, nurse and relief worker, known as the director of an archaeological excavation to discover and excavate a Minoan settlement and palace site on the Aegean island of Crete (d. 1945)
1872 – Emily Wilding Davison, British suffragette, jailed and force-fed numerous times in defense of the cause of women’s suffrage; she died from injuries sustained after stepping in front of King George V’s horse at the Epsom Derby to gain attention for the cause. (d. 1913)
1874 – Mary Heaton Vorse O’Brien, American journalist, labor activist, and novelist (d. 1966)
1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician and humanitarian, First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)
1912 – Betty Noyes,American singer and actress (d. 1987)
1913 – Dorothy Woolfolk, American writer and editor (d. 2000)
1927 – Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (d. 2005)
1929 – Liselotte Pulver, Swiss actress
1932 – Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1991)
1939 – Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player
1963 – Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1915)
1965 – Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)