October 13

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!


Lillie Langtry by John Everett Millais, 1878

Lillie Langtry by John Everett Millais, 1878 (source)

1162 – Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile and Toledo as wife of Alfonso VIII, daughter of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine (d. 1214)

1499Claude de Valois, Queen of France as wife of François I, Duchess of Brittany as daughter of Louis XII (d. 1524)

1853 – Lillie Langtry, British actress and singer (d. 1929)

1862 – Mary Kingsley, British explorer and author (d. 1900)

1870 – Della Fox, American singing comedienne (d. 1913)

1871 – Eleanor Clarke Slagle, social worker and pioneer in occupational therapy (d. 1942)

1877 – Josephine Goldmark, advocate of labor law reform, author (d. 1950)

1891 – Irene Rich, American actress (d. 1988)

1896 – E. Beatrice Riley, Australian super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1920 – Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007)

1925 – Margaret Thatcher, British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)

1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer and politician

1935 – Etterlene DeBarge, American singer-songwriter


1240 – Raziyya al-Din, known as Razia Sultan, Sultan of Delhi in India, the only woman to rule in her own right in either the Sultanate or Mughal periods (b. 1205)

1911 – Sister Nivedita, born Margaret Elizabeth Noble, a social worker, author, teacher and disciple of Swami Vivekananda. (b. 1867)

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Sister Nivedita in India, prior to 1911

Sister Nivedita in India, prior to 1911 (source)

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