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 - Muslims in Bangladesh call for the murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1994-07-29 - 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh

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)
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner TruthAbolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth (1787-11-18) 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)
1810-05-23 - [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
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 Woodhull, in Ohio US, feminist/reformer - first woman to be nominated for US presidency
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, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane AddamsSocial Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams (1860-09-06) 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)
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
Nurse Margaret SangerNurse Margaret Sanger (1879-09-14) 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
1934-03-25 - Gloria Steinem, Toledo Ohio, US feminist/publisher (Ms Magazine)
1934-09-14 - Kate Millett, St Paul Minn, feminist/author (Sexual Politics)
Journalist Gloria SteinemJournalist Gloria Steinem (1934-03-25) 1935-02-15 - Susan Brownmiller, feminist author (Against Our Wills), born in Brooklyn, New York
1938-11-09 - Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
1939-01-29 - Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
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
Journalist Gloria SteinemJournalist Gloria Steinem (2000-09-03) 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
Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady StantonWomen's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1902-10-26) 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
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 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
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)
Writer Betty FriedanWriter Betty Friedan (2006-02-04) 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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