September 19

Events in Women’s History

1893 – Women receive the right to vote in New Zealand by Royal Assent of the governor for the Electoral Act of 1893.

Tribute to the Suffragettes memorial in Christchurch, left to right are Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, Amey Daldy, Kate Sheppard, Ada Wells, Harriet Morison, and Helen Nicol (source)

Tribute to the Suffragettes memorial in Christchurch, left to right are Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, Amey Daldy, Kate Sheppard, Ada Wells, Harriet Morison, and Helen Nicol (source)

Births

Empress Maria Anna of Austria by Johann Ender

Empress Maria Anna of Austria by Johann Ender (source)

1803 – Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria; Queen of Hungary, Bohemia, Lombardy and Venetia as wife of Ferdinand I of Austria. (d. 1884)

1883 – Mabel Vernon, American suffragist (d. 1975)

1887 – Lovie Austin, American bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger (d. 1972)

1889 – Sarah Louise Delany, American physician and author (d. 1999)

1910 – Margaret Lindsay, American actress (d. 1981)

1913 – Frances Farmer, American actress (d. 1970)

1913 – Maria Tănase, Romanian singer and actress (d. 1963)

1913 – Helen Ward, American singer (d. 1998)

1926 – Lurleen Brigham Burns Wallace, Governor of Alabama from Jan 1967 until her death in May of 1968.

1927 – Rosemary Harris, English actress

1927 – Helen Carter, American singer (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1998)

1930 – Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

1940 – Caroline John, English actress (d. 2012)

1941 – Cass Elliot, American singer (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 1974)

Deaths

1833 – Mary Jemison, American pioneer who was captured during the French and Indian War in 1755. She was adopted by Seneca Indians and later chose to remain with them.

1906 – Maria Georgina Grey, English educator and writer, founder of the Girls’ Day School Trust (b. 1816)

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Mary Jemison being dressed in Native clothing from the 1856 printing of "The Life of Mary Jemison, Deh-He-Wa-Mis"

Mary Jemison being dressed in Native clothing from the 1856 printing of “The Life of Mary Jemison, Deh-He-Wa-Mis” (source)

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