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Isabelle Walton Lusk (16 oct 1835 – 22 jan 1933 | Old Town ME – Sacramento CA) traveller, memoirist, travel author

Lilian Leland Andrews (16 oct 1857 – c. 1930 | New York NY – unknown) author, lecturer, world traveler, travel writer

Victoria Kaʻiulani (16 oct 1875 – 06 mar 1899 | Honolulu HI – Honolulu HI) artist, princess, cultural ambassador, aka Victoria Kaʻiulani Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn

Anna Elizabeth Keener Wilton (16 oct 1895 – 22 jun 1982 | Flagler CO – Santa Fe NM) painter, author, WWI Navy yeoman

Marguerite Rawalt (16 oct 1895 – 16 dec 1989 | Prairie City IL – Corpus Christi TX) author, attorney, feminist, women’s rights activist

Margaret D. Craighill (16 oct 1898 – 20 jul 1977 | Southport NC – Southbury CT) author, psychiatrist, obstetrical surgeon / physician, first woman officer US Army Medical Corps, women’s post-WWII Army veterans’ leader / liaison

Lena Kaulumau Waialeale Machado Kaiwi (16 oct 1903 – 22 jan 1944 | Honolulu HI – Honolulu HI) singer, composer, aka The Hawaiian Songbird

Althea Kratz Hottel (16 oct 1907 – 06 jan 2000 | Lansdale PA – Bryn Mawr PA) university dean / directress, women’s education / higher education advocate

Maidie Ruth Norman (16 oct 1912 – 02 may 1998 | Villa Rica GA – San Jose CA) artist-in-residence, tv / film / stage actress, theatre / literature instructor

Kathleen Winsor (16 oct 1919 – 26 may 2003 | Olivia MN – New York NY) historical romance novelist

Mary Daly (16 oct 1928 – 03 jan 2010 | Schenectady NY – Gardner MA) author, radical lesbian feminist academic / theologian / philosopher

Anne Helen Loesser Hollander (16 oct 1930 – 06 jul 2014 | Cleveland OH – Manhattan NY) author, art / costume / fashion historian

Francine Allard (16 oct 1949 – Verdun, Quebec) poet, novelist, educator, visual artist

Mary Ruwart (16 oct 1949 – Detroit MI) research scientist, libertarian speaker / writer / activist

Ellen Wartella (16 oct 1949 – Wilkes-Barre PA) author, scholar, children’s media expert

Lisa Anderson (16 oct 1950 – US) author, political scientist, former university president, specialist on Middle Eastern and North African politics

Elinor Lipman (16 oct 1950 – Lowell MA) novelist, essayist, short story writer

Blondell Reynolds Brown (16 oct 1952 – Sumter SC) community activist, city council politician, women’s rights advocate,

Sally M. Walker (16 oct 1954 – East Orange NJ) literature consultant, juvenile nonfiction author, children’s book specialist

Marin Alsop (16 oct 1956 – New York NY) violinist, orchestral conductor, music director Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Jennifer J. Freyd (16 oct 1957 – Providence RI) author, essayist, psychologist, trauma expert, psychology professor, editor Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Pamela Cecile Rasmussen (16 oct 1959 – US) author, researcher, ornithologist, Asian bird expert

Renée Cox (16 oct 1960 – Colgate, Jamaica) Jamaican-American artist, curator, lecturer, feminist, photographer, political activist

Briony Penn (16 oct 1960 – Saanich, British Columbia) Canadian, politician, professor, columnist, children’s author, environmental activist, natural history feature writer, pioneer innovator / workshop leader of barefoot mapping

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