September 8

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)

1761 – Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz marries King George III of the United Kingdom

1831 – William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1921 – 16-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant’s Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.

Births

Princess Maria Teresa of Savoy-Carignan, Madame de Lamballe c. 1776, by Antoine-François Callet

Princess Maria Louise of Savoy, Madame de Lamballe c. 1776, by Antoine-François Callet (source)

1749Yolande de Polastron, Duchess of Polignac, French educator (d. 1793)

1749 – Princess Marie Louise of Savoy (d. 1792)

1774 – Anne Catherine Emmerich, German nun, stigmatic, and mystic (d. 1824)

1895 – Sara García, Mexican actress (d. 1980)

1903 – Jane Arbor, English author (d. 1994)

1905 – Ivy Bean, English centenarian, known for being the oldest person in the world on Facebook and Twitter (d. 2010)

1924 – Grace Metalious, American novelist (d. 1964)

1924 – Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)

1925 – Jacqueline Ceballos, American activist

1932 – Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)

1933 – Asha Bhosle, Indian singer

1937 – Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (d. 1992)

1954 – Ruby Bridges Hall, American activist and philanthropist, first African American child to attend an all white school in the South, chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation, recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal

Deaths

1560 – Amy Robsart, English wife of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (b. 1532)

1675 – Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, regent of Orange as wife of Frederick Henry Prince of Orange (b. 1602)

1784 – Ann Lee, English-American religious leader of the Shakers (b. 1736)

1965 – Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (b. 1922)

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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels by Gerard van Honthorst, 1630s

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels by Gerard van Honthorst, 1630s (source)

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