Women’s History, December 28

28 Dec

Queen Mary II of England died.  She ruled with her husband/first cousin, William of Orange.  Unlike Mary I of England, Mary II was fearful that Catholicism was to be restored.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Pinckney.  Pinckney was a British-American plantation manager known for the first successful cultivation of indigo in the United States. She sustained the Carolina economy for 30 years. Her sons Charles and Thomas were American Revolutionary soldiers and politicians.

Former First Lady Edith Wilson died on December 29, 1961.  While her husband was against the Suffragist Movement and continued to send women like Alice Paul, and Helen Keller to prison, it was Edith Wilson that was running the country as President during Wilson’s recuperation period after  his stroke.

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