September 26

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

Edith Abbott

Edith Abbott (source)

1329 – Anne of Bavaria, Queen consort of Bohemia, Germany and Rome as wife of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (d. 1353)

1865 – Dame Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, British pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937)

1875 – Mary Elisabeth Dreier, social reformer focusing on working women, woman suffrage, and social improvement (d. 1963)

1876 – Edith Abbott, economist, social worker, educator and author. (d. 1954)

1893 – Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)

1893 – Mary Frederika “Freda” Kirchwey, American journalist, publisher, and editor of The Nation from 1933 to 1955. (d. 1976)

1900 – Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer (d. 1983)

1919 – Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)

1919 – Matilde Camus, Spanish poet (d. 2012)

1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)

1933 – Donna Douglas, American actress

1936 – Winnie Mandela, South African activist

Deaths

1937Bessie Smith, American blues singer and recording artist (b. 1894)

1954 – Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)

1973 – Anna Magnani, Italian actress (b. 1908)

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Bessie Smith in 1936 by Carl Van Vechten

Bessie Smith in 1936 by Carl Van Vechten (source)

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