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today in women's herstory-5 april


April 5
This Day in Women's History

1170 – Isabella of Hainault (d. 1190)

1472 – Bianca Maria Sforza, Italian wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)

1566 - 200 Brussels nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition

1614 – In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.

1692 – Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)

1693 – Anne Marie Louise d'Orlιans, Duchess of Montpensier (b. 1627)

1758: Mary Jemison ("White Woman of the Genesee") captured by French soldiers and Shawnee Indians, later sold to the Senecas who adopted her

1761: Sybil Ludington born, female "paul revere" (rode twice as far!) and revolutionary war
messenger

1825: Mary Jane Hawes Holmes born (author of 39 novels and numerous short stories)

1863 – Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1950)

1871 (or 75) - Jeanne Bougeois, , artist (French revue) (1956)

1873: Nellie Neilson born (medievalist)

1876: Mary Elizabeth Bass born (one of first female physicians on tulane medical school staff)

1885?: Fania (or Fannia or Fanny) Mary Cohn born (pioneer in worker education, labor movement)

1887 - Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

1890 - Fie Carelsen, Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen)

1899 – Elsie Thompson, American super-centenarian (d. 2013)

1901: Hattie Elizabeth Alexander born (pediatrician, microbiologist, one of the first to study antibiotic resistance)

1908 - (Ruth Elizabeth) Bette Davis, Lowell Mass, US actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel) (d. 1989)

1908 – Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (d. 2006)

1916 - Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn , British Labour politician

1921 - Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)

1922 - Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actr (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show) (d. 2009)

1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.

1933 – Barbara Holland, American author (d. 2010)

1938 – Nancy Holt, American sculptor and painter (d. 2014)

1940 - Aliza Kashi, Israel, actress/singer (Merv Griffin regular)

1944 - Ann Maxwell, US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)

1946 - Jane Asher, actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney

1946 - Jennifer Penney, ballerina

1947 – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Filipino politician, 14th President of the Philippines

1949 – Judith Resnik, American engineer and astronaut (d. 1986 (challenger disaster)

1950 – Ann C. Crispin, American author (d. 2013)

1950 – Agnetha Fδltskog, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (ABBA)

1950 - Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)

1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.

1955 – Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress, producer, and screenwriter

1955 – Janice Long, English radio host

1955 - Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress

1956 – Dame Susan Catherine (Suzi) Leather, British public administrator

1958 - Cammie Lusko, Los Angeles California, Guinness' World Strongest Woman

1961 – Lisa Zane, American actress and singer

1962 – Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)

1964 – Princess Erika, French singer-songwriter and actress

1968 – Gianna Amore, American model and actress

1968 – Paula Cole, American singer-songwriter

1970 – Thea Gill, Canadian actress

1971 – Krista Allen, American actress

1971 - Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole

1972 – Isabel Jewell, American actress (b. 1907)

1973 – Ιlodie Bouchez, French-American actress

1975 – Sarah Baldock, English organist and choral conductor.

1975 – Caitlin Moran, English broadcaster and newspaper columnist

1977 – Stella Creasy, English politician

1980 – Mary Katharine Ham, American journalist

1982 – Hayley Atwell, English actress

1984 – Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress

1986 – Anna Sophia Berglund, American model and actress

1989 – Marνa Cristina Gσmez, Salvadoran educator (b. 1938)

1989: March for Women's Lives held in DC (over 600,000 in attendance)

1990 – Sophia Papamichalopoulou, Cypriot skier

1993 – Divya Bharti, Indian actress (b. 1974)

1999 – Sharlene San Pedro, Filipino actress

2007 – Maria Gripe, Swedish author (b. 1923)

2007 – Leela Majumdar, Indian author (b. 1908)

2013 – Regina Bianchi, Italian actress (b. 1921)


http://womenshistory.about.com/od/04calendar/a/0405calendar.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_5

http://www.historyorb.com/day/april/5

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