October 11

Events in Women’s History

Kathryn Sullivan

Kathryn Sullivan (source)

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


Emily Davison c. 1910 (source)

Emily Davison c. 1910 (source)

1871Harriet 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)

1884Eleanor 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)

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Édith Piaf (source)

Édith Piaf (source)

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