01 jan 01 | women.born.today

Jane Frazier (01 jan 1735 – 14 apr 1815 | Winchester MD – Bedford PA) memoirist, Indian captive / survivor

Elizabeth Griscom Claypoole (01 jan 1752 – 30 jan 1836 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) aka Betsy Ross, American Revolutionary War folk figure, seamstress for first Flag of the United States

Harriet E. Bishop (01 jan 1817 – 08 aug 1883 | Panton VT – St Paul MN) writer, educator, suffragist, temperance activist

Amelia Stewart Knight (01 jan 1817 – 25 jan 1898 | Boston MA – Vancouver WA) diarist, Northwest Oregon Trail pioneer / settler

Lizzie Rutherford (01 jan 1833 – 31 mar 1873 | Columbus GA – Columbus GA) folk figure, Confederate Memorial Day creator

Lucy Hambert Hale (01 jan 1841 – 15 oct 1915 | Dover NH – Warren NH) society belle, engaged to John Wilkes Booth, later political wife / hostess

Georgina Fane Pope (01 jan 1862 – 06 jun 1938 | Prince Edward Island CAN – Charlottetown PEI) Second Boer War and WWI nurse, first Matron of Canadian Army Medical Corps

Abigail Wahiʻikaʻahuʻula Campbell Kawānanakoa (01 jan 1882 – 12 apr 1945 | Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii – Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii) politician, Princess of Hawaii, aka Princess Abigail

Edna Cooke Shoemaker (01 jan 1889 –  28 nov 1975 | Philadelphia PA – Haverford PA) illustrator, marionette artist

Grace McKee Goddard (01 jan 1894 – 28 sep 1953 | MT – Los Angeles CA) film folk figure, Marilyn Monroe’s  mother figure

Catherine Drinker Bowen (01 jan 1897 – 01 nov 1973 | Haverford PA – Haverford PA) author, historian, biographer

Eugenie Gershoy (01 jan 1901 – 08 may 1986 | Ukraine – New York NY) Russian-American sculptor, watercolorist

Peggy Dennis (01 jan 1909 – 25 sep 1993 | Los Angeles CA – San Francisco CA) Jewish-American writer, political / communist activist, autobiographical author

Audrey May Wurdemann (01 jan 1911 – 18 may 1960 | Seattle WA – Miami FL) poet, fiction co-author, youngest Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry

Mitzi Solomon Cutliffe (01 jan 1918 – 30 dec 2006 | New York NY – Oxfordshire UK) sculptor, textile / ceramic / jewelry artist

Jeanne Sternlicht Chall (01 jan 1921 – 27 nov 1999 | Poland – Cambridge MA) Polish-American writer, literacy researcher

Florence Latimar Mars (01 jan 1923 – 23 apr 2006 | Philadelphia MS – Philadelphia MS) author, civil rights activist

Claire Polin (01 jan 1926 – 06 dec 1995 | Philadelphia PA – Merion PA) flutist, musicologist, contemporary classical music composer

Martha Blackman (01 jan 1927 – Dallas TX) lutenist, Fullbright Scholar, academic writer, viola da gamba player, first American viol teacher and performer

Alicia Esther Lardé Lopez-Harrison Nash (01 jan 1933 – 23 may 2015 | San Salvador, El Salvador – Monroe Township NJ) physicist, memoirist, mental health care advocate, MIT physics graduate (1955: one of 16 women and 800 men), wrote A Beautiful Mind about husband’s / son’s schizophrenia

Kathleen Shannon (01 jan 1935 – 09 jan 1998 | Vancouver, British Columbia – Kelowna, British Columbia) film director / producer, founded Studio D / National Film Board of Canada, produced first government-funded film studio dedicated to international women filmmakers

Cynthia Scott (01 jan 1939 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) documentary film writer / editor / director, created ‘Strangers in Good Company’: National Film Board of Canada’s highest-grossing NFB produced film ever at the time

Anne McGinty (01 jan 1945 – Findlay OH) flautist, composer

Susannah McCorkle (01 jan 1946 – 19 may 2001 | Berkeley CA – novelist, translator, jazz vocalist, short fiction writer, breast cancer survivor

Cassandra Danz (01 jan 1947 – 25 may 2002 | Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn NY) author, horticulturist, tv personality, aka Mrs. Greenthumbs

Claudia Weill (01 jan 1947 – New York NY) film director

Bernadette Speach (01 jan 1948 – Syracuse NY ) avant-garde composer

Jo Ellen Litz (01 jan 1951 – Cleona PA) state politician, businesswoman, environmental conservationist

Radia Perlman (01 jan 1951 – Portsmouth VA) software designer, network engineer, textbook author, holds 100 patents, invented STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), aka Mother of the Internet (a title Perlman dislikes)

Sandra Eisert (01 jan 1952 – US) art editor, picture editor, photojournalist, first US White House picture editor, Videre company owner / strategic planner for startups

Felicia Dale (01 jan 1958 – Vashon Island WA) musician, hurdy-gurdy player, short fiction writer

Meg Waite Clayton (01 jan 1959 – Washington DC) lawyer, novelist, digest / public radio / newspaper writer