September 22

Events in Women’s History

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1762, from the studio of Allan Ramsay

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1762, from the studio of Allan Ramsay (source)

1692 – Last people executed for witchcraft in American colonies in what came to be called the Salem Witch Trials.

1761 – Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz is crowned Queen of the Kingdom of Great Britain with her husband King George III.

1896 – Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.


Christabel Pankhurst, December 1914. New York: New York Times Company.

Christabel Pankhurst in 1914 (source)

1515Anne of Cleves, Queen of England as wife of Henry VIII (d. 1557)

1601 – Anne of Austria (d. 1666)

1701 – Anna Magdalena Bach, professional singer and wife of Johann Sebastian Bach

1830 – Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor, wealthy American socialite, known as “The Mrs. Astor”

1830 – Mary Clement Leavitt, educator and international missionary for the temperance cause and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union

1868 – Louise McKinney, Canadian politician and activist (d. 1931)

1870 – Charlotte Cooper, English tennis player (d. 1966)

1880 – Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (d. 1958)

1894 – Elisabeth Rethberg, German soprano (d. 1976)

1898 – Katharine Alexander, American actress (d. 1981)

1904 – Ellen Church, American flight attendant (d. 1965)

1912 – Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)

1913 – Lillian Chestney, American painter (d. 2000)

1924 – Rosamunde Pilcher, British novelist

1925 – Virginia Capers, American actress (d. 2004)

1926 – Leila Hadley, American author (d. 2009)

1940 – Anna Karina, Danish-French actress, director, and screenwriter

1941 – Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Bulgarian soprano


1531 – Louise of Savoy, Duchess regnant of Auvergne and Bourbon in her own right, Regent of France as mother of Francis I.

1692 – Martha Corey, American woman accused of being a witch (b. 1620)

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Louise of Savoy

Louise of Savoy (source)

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