October 9

Events in Women’s History

Mary Tudor, artist unknown

Mary Tudor, artist unknown (source)

1514 – Mary Tudor marries Louis XII of France

1980 – Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot


Engraving of Harriet Hosmer by Augustus Robin, 1873

Engraving of Harriet Hosmer by Augustus Robin, 1873 (source)

1823Mary Ann Shadd Cary, African-American abolitionist, journalist, publisher and lawyer. First black woman publisher in NA, first woman publisher in Canada. (d. 1893)

1830 – Harriet Hosmer, American sculptor (d. 1908)

1832 – Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen, American author, poet (d. 1911)

1864 – Maud Edith Eleanor Watson MBE, British tennis player, first female Wimbledon champion (d. 1946)

1890 – Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)

1918 – Lila Kedrova, Russian actress (d. 2000)

1919 – Belva Plain, American author (d. 2010)

1926 – Danièle Delorme, French actress and producer

1933 – Judy Tyler, American actress (d. 1957)

1934 – Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first woman president of Smith College.


1273 – Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany (b. 1227)

1436 – Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (Jacoba of Bavaria) (b. 1401)

1709 – Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (b. 1640)

1941 – Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900)

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Jacqueline, Countess of Hainault

Jacqueline, Countess of Hainault (source)

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