Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's History/In this month
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The following is a list of entries for potential inclusion in an In this month section of a Portal devoted to women's history. These sections normally have about 8 entries for each month.
- 13 January 1979 – The Australian-born soprano, Marjorie Lawrence died in Hot Springs, Arkansas at the age of 71. She was particularly known for roles in Wagner's operas until her stage career was cut short by polio in 1941.
- 29 January 1933 – The American poet Sara Teasdale committed suicide. Her post-apocalyptic poem There Will Come Soft Rains inspired a famous short story by Ray Bradbury.
- 10 February 1910 - The celebrated soprano and actress Maria Cebotari was born in Chişinău.
- 13 February 1881 – The first issue of the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne was published by Hubertine Auclert.
- 27 February 1897 – The American contralto, Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 6 March 1853 – The Italian soprano Fanny Salvini-Donatelli starred in the world premiere of La traviata.
- 30 March 1882 – Melanie Klein, one of the founders of psychoanalytic child psychology, was born in Vienna.
- 26 April 1979, Julia Bell the pioneering English geneticist died at the age of 100.
- 29 April 1774 – Austrian soprano Anna Gottlieb, who created the role of Pamina in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, was born in Vienna.
- 18 May 1910 – The French opera singer and composer Pauline Viardot died in Paris at the age of 89.
- 21 May 1799 – The British palaeontologist and fossil collector Mary Anning was born in Lyme Regis
- 2 June 1750 – Hannah Snell a British woman who disguised herself as a man and fought with the Marine Regiments in India, revealed her sex to her shipmates.
- 29 June 1746 – Catherine of Ricci (b. 1522) was canonized a saint of the Catholic Church.
- 6 July 1845 – Soprano Ángela Peralta, a leading figure in the operatic life of 19th century Mexico, was born in Mexico City.
- 10 July 1724 – Eva Ekeblad, Swedish agronomist and salonist and the first female member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, was born to Count Magnus Julius De la Gardie and Hedvig Catharina Lilje.
- 30 July 1920 – The American painter, Emma Lampert Cooper, died of tuberculosis in Pittsford, New York.
- 24 August 1817 – Soprano Nancy Storace, who created the role of Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro died in London at the age of 50.
- 16 August 1679 – Novelist, dramatist, and philosopher Catharine Trotter Cockburn was born in London.
- 14 September 1845 – Madame de Pompadour was officially presented at the court of King Louis XV and became the King's Maîtresse-en-titre.
- 18 September 1587 – Francesca Caccini, whose La liberazione di Ruggiero has been widely considered the first opera by a woman composer, was born in Florence.
- 20 October 1740 – Maria Theresia of Austria inherited the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). Her succession to the Holy Roman Empire was contested widely because she was a woman.
- 27 October 1922 – Rita Fornia, the soprano who created the role of the Abbess in Puccini's Suor Angelica, died in Paris at the age of 44.
- 3 November 1793 – Olympe de Gouges, the French playwright and political activist, was guillotined in Paris.
- 29 November 1752 – The American preacher Jemima Wilkinson, one of the first female visionaries of religion and Women's rights in the United States, was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island.