September 9

Events in Women’s History

Mary Stuart as a young teenager by François Clouet

Mary Stuart as a young teenager by François Clouet (source)

1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” at Stirling.

1893 – Frances Folsom Cleveland becomes the first American First Lady to give birth at the White House when her second daughter, Esther, is born.

Births

Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, artist unknown

Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, artist unknown (source)

1700 – Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (d. 1780)

1868 – Mary Hunter Austin, American author (d. 1934)

1878 – Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)

1885 – Miriam Licette, English soprano (d. 1969)

1903 – Phyllis A. Whitney, American author (d. 2008)

1923 – Rosita Sokou, Greek journalist, author, playwright, and translator

1924 – Jane Greer, American actress (d. 2001)

1931 – Margaret Tyzack, English actress (d. 2011)

1932 – Sylvia Miles, American actress

Deaths

1596 – Anna Jagiellon, Polish monarch, with Stephen Báthory, co-ruler with the dual titles King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.(b. 1523)

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Anna Jagiellon in her coronation robes by Martin Kober

Anna Jagiellon in her coronation robes by Martin Kober (source)

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