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March 17
This Day in Women's History

659 - Gertrude of Nivelles, Belgian abbess, patron saint of travellers, dies at about 32

1665 – Ιlisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, French harpsichordist and composer (d. 1729)

1798: Abigail Powers Fillmore born: First Lady, married to US President Millard Fillmore

1820 – Jean Ingelow, English poet, novelist (d. 1897)

1841: Emily Sartain born: painter, engraver, principal of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women

1846: Kate Greenaway born: illustrator and watercolorist

1847 (or 1846 or 1848): Clara Morris born: actress

1849: Cornelia Maria Clapp born: taught biology, natural history and gymnastics at Mount Holyoke College

1862: Martha Platt Falconer born: social reformer, especially working with delinquent girls

1863: Anna Wessels Williams born: bacteriologist, worked on antitoxin for diphtheria

1869: Corra Harris born: writer

1873 - Margaret Bondfield, Brit Labour leader/1st woman cabinet member

1878: Helen Gardner born: art historian

1886: Princess Patricia of Connaught (Lady Patricia Ramsay) born: granddaughter of Queen Victoria, gave up royal title on marrying commoner Alexander Ramsay

1898: Ella Winter born: journalist

1903: Radie Britain born: composer, teacher

1905: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt married Franklin Delano Roosevelt

1906 - Brigitte Helm , Berlin, actr (Gloria, Gold) (d. 1996)

1906 - Tamara Geva, dancer

1911: Camp Fire Girls founded

1918 - Mercedes McCambridge, Joliet Ill, actress (All the King's Men)

1922 - Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)

1923 - Margaret Bondfield, 1st woman chairperson (Trades Union Congress)

1926 – Marjory Shedd, Canadian badminton player (d. 2008)

1930: Betty Allen born: singer; executive director, Harlem School of the Arts

1931 - Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)

1933: Myrlie Evers-William born: civil rights activist, journalist; widow of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers (1963); first woman and first layperson to deliver an invocation for a presidential inauguration, 2013

1933 – Penelope Lively, British author

1936 – Patty Maloney, American actress

1937 – Galina Samsova, Russian ballet dancer

1938 – Zola Taylor, American singer (The Platters) (d. 2007)

1941 - Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)

1944 - Pattie Boyd, English photographer, model, and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)

1952 – Susie Allanson, American singer and actress

1954 - Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress and singer (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)

1954 - Rena Jones, rock vocalist

1955 – Cynthia McKinney, American educator and politician

1956 – Irθne Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1960 – Rebeca Arthur, American actress

1960 – Vicki Lewis, American actress and singer

1961 – Dana Reeve, American actress, singer, and activist (d. 2006)

1961 - Susanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101

1962 – Clare Grogan, Scottish singer and actress (Altered Images)

1962 - Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)

1962 - Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)

1963 - Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)

1963 - Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)

1969: Golda Meir becomes the first woman Prime Minister of Israel; served 1969 - 1974

1972: Mia Hamm born: professional soccer player, author

1972 – Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (Hole, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Tinker)

1973 – Caroline Corr, Irish singer and drummer (The Corrs)

1973 - Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)

1973 – Amelia Heinle, American actress

1973 - Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81

1974 - Carroll Nye, actress (Lawless Woman), dies at 72

1974 - Marisa Coughlan, American actress

1975 – Gina Holden, Canadian actress

1975 – Natalie Zea, American actress

1976 – Brittany Daniel, American actress

1976 – Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer

1977 – Tamar Braxton, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Braxtons)

1979 – Coco Austin, American model and actress

1979 – Stormy Daniels, American porn actress and director

1981 – Eva Fislovα, Slovak tennis player

1989 - Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade

1990 - Capucine, French actress and fashion model (The Pink Panther), dies of suicide at 62

1991 - Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St Patrick Day parade

1992 – Eliza Bennett, English actress and singer

1992 - Grace Stafford Lantz, actress, cartoon voice (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 87

1993 – Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)

1994 – Mai Zetterling, Swedish-English actress and director (b. 1925)

1997 - Gail Davis, actress (Annie Oakley), dies at 71

2002 – Rosetta LeNoire, American actress and producer (b. 1911)

2005 – Andre Alice Norton, American author (b. 1912)

2012 – Margaret Whitlam, Australian swimmer and author (b. 1919)

2013 – Rosine Delamare, French costume designer (b. 1911)



http://womenshistory.about.com/od/03calendar/a/0317calendar.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_17

http://www.historyorb.com/day/march/17
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