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March 14

This Day in Women's History


Diane Arbus (right) with painter Jane Wilson, 1965.

Diane Arbus (right) with painter Jane Wilson, 1965

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968: Saint Matilda (Matilda of Ringelheim), Queen of Germany and mother of Emperor Otto I, died

1489: Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, sold Cyprus to Venice

1807: Joséphine of Leuchtenberg born: Queen consort of King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway

1808: Narcissa Prentiss Whitman born

1815: Josephine Lange born: composer

1822: Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies born: Empress consort of Dom Pedro II of Brazil, daughter of King Don Francesco I

1830?: Sarah Flournoy Moore Chapin born

1833: Lucy Hobbs Taylor born: dentist, women's rights advocate; first woman in US to be granted a dentistry degree (1866)

1851: Anna Caroline Maxwell born

1868: Emily Murphy born: Canadian women's rights advocate, one of the Famous Five in the Persons Case

1875: Isadore Gilbert Mudge born

1877: Edna Woolman Chase born: Vogue editor

1887: Sylvia Woodbridge Beach born: bookseller, publisher

1894: Osa Helen Leighty Johnson born: explorer, filmmaker, writer

1899: Ada Kramm born: actress

1904: Doris Eaton Travis born: actress, dancer, last surviving of the "Ziegfield girls" (she died in 2010)

1921: Ada Louise Huxtable born: architecture critic and writer

1923: Diane Arbus born: photographer

1958: Princess Grace (former movie star Grace Kelly) gave birth to a son, Prince Albert, who thereby became heir to the throne, displacing his older sister, Princess Caroline

1977: Fannie Lou Hamer died: civil rights activist

Feast Day: Saint Matilda of Saxony (or Matilda of Ringelheim), queen of Germany

Quote for Today

A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination. - Betty Friedan

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