October 30

Events in Women’s History

Memorial for Margot and Anne Frank at the former Bergen-Belsen site

Memorial for Margot and Anne Frank at the former Bergen-Belsen site (source)

1944 – Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Births

Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, artist unknown (source)

Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, artist unknown (source)

39 BCE – Julia the Elder, Roman daughter of Augustus (d. AD 14)

1668Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen consort of Prussia as wife of Frederick I (d. 1705)

1741 – Angelica Kauffman, Swiss-born Austrian painter (d. 1807)

1748 – Martha Jefferson, American wife of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1782)

1857 – Gertrude Horn Atherton, American author of over 60 books, short stories and articles. Id. 1948)

1864 – Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American pianist and music patron (d. 1953)

1877 – Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy of Cooking (d. 1962)

1881 – Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)

1886 – Zoë Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)

1896 – Ruth Gordon, American actress (d. 1985)

1908 – Patsy Montana, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

1911 – Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)

1914 – Anna Wing, MBE, British actress (d. July 7, 2013)

1915 – Jane Randolph, American actress (d. 2009)

1922 – Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)

1936 – Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast, Olympic medalist (d. 2005)

1939 – Grace Slick, American singer-songwriter and model (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and The Great Society)

Deaths

1680 – Antoinette Bourignon, French-Flemish mystic (b. 1616)

1919 – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (b. 1850)

1968 – Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886)

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Rose Wilder Lane

Rose Wilder Lane (source)

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