September 16

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!

Births

Nadia Boulanger in 1925 (Photo: Edmond Joaillier, PD, Wikimedia Commons)

Nadia Boulanger in 1925 by Edmond Joaillier (source)

16 – Julia Drusilla, Roman daughter of Germanicus (d. 38)

1846 – Anna Kingsford, English doctor (d. 1888)

1882 – Freda du Faur, first woman to climb New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook

1887 – Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator with many famous pupils such as Aaron Copland, John Eliot Gardiner, Philip Glass and Quincy Jones (d. 1979)

1891 – Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German spy (d. 1972)

1896 – Margaret Fitzgerald, Canadian super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1922 – Janis Paige, American actress and singer

1928 – Lady Gwen Thompson, English author and educator (d. 1986)

1930 – Anne Francis, American actress (d. 2011)

1935 – Esther Vilar, German-Argentinian author

Deaths

1583 – Catherine Jagellon, Duchess of Finland, Queen consort of Sweden as wife of John III (b. 1526)

1672 – Anne Bradstreet, American poet (b. 1612)

1975 – Irene Hayes, American businesswoman (b. 1896)

1977 – Maria Callas, Greek-American soprano (b. 1923)

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Maria Callas publicity photo, 1958. (source)

Maria Callas publicity photo, 1958. (source)

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