Topics Related to Women in History

On December 31, 1900, renowned sculptor Selma Burke was born in Mooresville.

On December 28, 1976, legislator and U.S. comptroller general Lindsay Warren died.

On December 24, 1937, writer and cultural leader Mary Van Landingham died in Charlotte.

On December 24, 1922, Ava Gardner was born in Grabtown, a small farming community near Smithfield in Johnston County.

On December 24, 1960, fiddle and banjo player and old-time ballad singer Sarah Samantha Biddix Bumgarner died.

On December 22, 1965, Ruth Cannon died, bringing an end to a life of extraordinary dedication to preservation and to North Carolina history.

On December 15, 1836, Confederate spy Emeline Jamison Pigott was born in Carteret County.

On December 4, 1994, Charlotte Smith, then a member of the UNC Tar Heels women’s basketball team, became the second collegiate women’s player ever to dunk.

On November 9, 1979, Louise Thaden, early aviation pioneer, died of a heart attack in High Point.

On October 25, 1774, women in Edenton resolved to stop buying English tea and cloth to protest taxation without representation. The event became known as the Edenton Tea Party.