September 7

Events in Women’s History

Saint Kassia

Saint Kassia (source)

9th Century – September 7 is the Feast Day in the Orthodox Church of Saint Kassia of Byzantium, her dates of birth and death are unknown. She was an abbess, poet, composer and hymn writer. (805/810 – before 865)

1915 – Patent issued for Raggedy Ann, created by American writer Johnny Gruelle  U.S. Patent D47789

Births

Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen consort of Denmark

Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen consort of Denmark (source)

1533 – Elizabeth I of England (d. 1603)

1683 – Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1754)

1817 – Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Queen consort of Denmark as wife of Christian IX (d. 1898)

1848 – Emma Cooke, American archer and Olympic medalist (d. 1929)

1860 – Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)

1885 – Elinor Wylie, American poet and novelist (d. 1928)

1887 – Edith Sitwell, English poet and critic (d. 1964)

1898 – Mamie Rearden, American super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1903 – Margaret Landon, American author and missionary (d. 1993)

1923 – Nancy Keesing, Australian author and poet (d. 1993)

1925 – Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer (d. 1985)

1928 – Kathleen Gorham, Australian ballerina (d. 1983)

1930 – Maureen Toal, Irish actress (d. 2012)

1934 – Mary Bauermeister, German painter

1943 – Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist, 17th Chief Justice of Canada

Deaths

1833 – Hannah More, English poet, playwright, and philanthropist (b. 1745)

1951 – Maria Montez, Dominican actress (b. 1912)

1962 – Karen Blixen, Danish author (b. 1885)

1965 – Catherine Dale Owen, American actress (b. 1900)

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Maria Montez

Maria Montez, “Queen of Technicolor” (source)

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