Women who made HISTORY TODAY

1603
In today’s history Mar 24, the “Virgin Queen,” died. She had reigned from 1558-1603. Scottish King James VI, son of Mary, became King James I of England in the union of the crowns. Each country retained its own parliament until 1707. In 2006 Leanda de Lisle authored “After Elizabeth.”

1953
Mar 24, Mary (85), queen of Great Britain and North Ireland, died.

2001
Mar 24, U.S. skater Michelle Kwan won her fourth World Figure Skating title; Irina Slutskaya of Russia was second, and American Sarah Hughes earned the bronze.

2005
Mar 24, The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal from the parents of Terri Schiavo to have a feeding tube reinserted into the severely brain-damaged woman.

2005
Mar 24, In the southern Philippines, Marlene Garcia Esperat (45), a columnist for a weekly newspaper, was shot dead in her home in front of her children. Her husband told a radio station that his wife had “many enemies because of her exposes,” mostly on corruption and other issues of governance.

2006
Mar 24, In Selmer, Tenn., Mary Winkler was charged with shooting to death, her minister husband, Matthew Winkler, in the parsonage of their church. In 2007 Mary Winkler was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

2007
Mar 24, Japan’s Miki Ando won the women’s title at the World Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo, leading a 1-2 finish for the host country with Mao Asada second.

2007
Mar 24, In southwestern Zimbabwe a British woman and her 10-year-old daughter were killed by a rogue elephant while her husband escaped unhurt during a walking safari at Hwange National Park
2008
Mar 24, In Iowa City, Iowa, a woman and her 4 children were found dead. The burned body of Steven Sueppel (42), the husband and father, was found soon after in a wrecked van. Sueppel had been indicted last month on charges of stealing some $560,000 from Hills Bank and Trust, where he was vice president and controller.

2012
Mar 24, Chechnya’s first lady, Medni Kadyrova, displayed her Islamic fashion collection to a captivated audience in Dubai, faithful to the politics of her husband who has sought to impose Islamic dress codes in the Caucasus republic.

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