Today in Feminist History

Political Movements Topics: Abolitionism - Bolshevism - Civil Rights - Communism - Gay Rights - Marxism - Socialism - Trotskyism - Women's Suffrage

Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1792-04-01 - Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
1793-11-03 - French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
1881-02-13 - The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
1897-12-09 - Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
1919-12-21 - J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia
1993-12-17 - Bangladesh moslem call for murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
1994-07-29 - 200,000 Moslems demand death to feminist Taslima Nasrin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 56 of 56

1651-11-12 - Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexico, poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)
1689-05-15 - Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric (baptism 26 May)
1748-05-07 - Olympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)
1759-04-27 - Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)
1787-11-18 - Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist
1793-01-03 - Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
1802-06-12 - Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
1810-10-23 - [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)
1819-03-26 - Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist
1822-12-04 - Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
1833-03-26 - Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner TruthAbolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth (1787-11-18) 1833-08-03 - Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
1836-04-24 - Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist
1837-04-21 - Fredrik Bajer, Denmark, politican/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
1838-09-23 - Victoria Chaflin Woodhull, Ohio US, feminist/reformer
1839-09-25 - [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
1842-03-07 - Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist
1847-09-30 - Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist
1848-04-09 - Helena Lange, German feminist
1849-12-11 - Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
1860-07-03 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, economist/lecturer/author/feminist
1860-09-06 - Jane Addams, Cedarville, Illinois, pacifist/social worker/feminist (Nobel 1931), (d. 1935)
1864-01-24 - Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
1865-07-02 - Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
1867-01-08 - Emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
1868-09-09 - Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane AddamsSocial Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams (1860-09-06) 1869-11-13 - Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)
1869-11-13 - Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)
1876-08-14 - Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)
1879-05-19 - Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor
1879-09-14 - Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent
1882-01-18 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
1884-06-17 - Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist
1885-08-17 - Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society)
1892-02-22 - Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)
1921-02-04 - Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)
1924-06-18 - Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop den Uyl
1928-10-16 - Mary Daly, American feminist
1929-05-16 - Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), (d. 2012)
1931-09-22 - Fay Weldon, British feminist
1933-08-27 - Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
Journalist Gloria SteinemJournalist Gloria Steinem (1934-03-25) 1934-03-25 - Gloria Steinem, Toledo Ohio, US feminist/publisher (Ms Magazine)
1934-09-14 - Kate Millett, St Paul Minn, feminist/author (Sexual Politics)
1935-02-15 - Susan Brownmiller, Brooklyn, feminist author (Against Our Wills)
1938-11-09 - Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
1939-01-29 - Germaine Greer, Melbourne Australia, feminist/author (Female Eunich)
1939-01-30 - Eleanor Smeal, feminist/pres (NOW)
1939-05-20 - Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist
1941-07-03 - Gloria Allred, feminist attorney
1945-03-10 - Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
1945-10-19 - Patricia Ireland, feminist/president (National Organization of Women)
1946-07-28 - Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
1946-09-26 - Andrea Dworkin, American feminist (d. 2005)
1954-01-25 - Kim Gandy, American feminist
1962-11-12 - Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
1974-10-17 - Ariel Levy, American feminist writer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

1816-12-30 - English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft.
2000-09-03 - American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 40 of 40

1793-11-03 - Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and revolutionary (b. 1748)
1850-07-19 - [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary, dies
1893-10-18 - Lucy [Blackwell-]Stone, US abolitionist/feminist, dies
1895-03-06 - Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
1902-06-10 - Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist, dies at 68
1902-10-26 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)
1906-03-30 - Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
1909-05-05 - Pauline Staegeman, German feminist, dies
1916-02-06 - Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
1916-02-16 - Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
1922-02-15 - Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady StantonWomen's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1902-10-26) 1922-08-02 - [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82
1925-12-05 - Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78
1926-04-25 - Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
1928-06-14 - Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist, dies
1929-08-10 - Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75
1930-05-13 - Helena Lange, German feminist, dies
1933-06-20 - Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies
1936-03-16 - Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)
1940-05-14 - Emma Goldman, US anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies
1950-10-19 - Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)
1953-06-16 - Margaret Bondfield, English politician and feminist (b. 1873)
1960-09-27 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
1962-01-12 - Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (b. 1869)
1964-01-09 - Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
1964-05-02 - Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
Nurse Margaret SangerNurse Margaret Sanger (1966-09-06) 1966-09-06 - Margaret Sanger, US feminist/birth control pioneer, dies at 86
1981-09-19 - Joke Kool-Smit, Dutch feminist, dies
1981-12-26 - Amber Reeves, feminist writer (b. 1887)
1990-09-30 - Liesbeth de Uyl-of Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop du, dies
1992-11-17 - Audre Lorde, St Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies
1995-02-15 - Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
1997-10-28 - Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71
2005-08-03 - Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
2006-02-04 - Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85
2006-08-01 - Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
2010-01-03 - Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
2010-03-20 - Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)
2012-01-01 - Elizabeth Brumfiel, American feminist archaeologist, dies of cancer at 66
2012-03-27 - Adrienne Rich, American feminist poet/essayist, dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 82


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