September 25

Events in Women’s History

1996 – The last of the Magdalene asylums closes in Ireland.

Births

Vinnie Ream (Courtesy Library of Congress)

Vinnie Ream (source)

1758 – Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)

1847 – Lavinia “Vinnie” Ellen Ream Hoxie, American sculptor. Her most famous work is the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the US Capitol Rotunda. (d. 1914)

1886 – May Godfrey Sutton, tennis champion, the first American to win a singles title at Wimbledon. (d. 1975)

1888 – Hanna Ralph, German actress (d. 1978)

1908 – Jacqueline Audry, French director (d. 1977)

1915 – Ethel Rosenberg, Soviet spy (d. 1953)

1916 – Jessica Anderson, Australian author (d. 2010)

1925 – Silvana Pampanini, Italian actress

1929 – Delia Scala, Italian actress (d. 2004)

1929 – Barbara Walters, American journalist, broadcaster, and author

1930 – Elsa Aguirre, Mexican actress

1936 – Ileana Sărăroiu, Romanian singer (d. 1979)

Deaths

1665 – Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, wife of Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1610)

1828 – Charlotta Seuerling, Swedish singer, composer, and poet (b. 1783)

1893 – Louise von François, German author (b. 1817)

1960 – Emily Post, American author (b. 1873)

2011 – Wangari Muta Maathai, Kenyan political and environmental activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004 (b. 1940)

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Maria Anna of Austria by Joachim von Sandrart

Maria Anna of Austria by Joachim von Sandrart (source)

 

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