01 jan 13 | women.born.today

Ernestine Louise Susmond Polowsky Rose (13 jan 1810 – 04 aug 1892 | Piotrków Trybunalski, Congress Poland – Brighton, England) American author, atheist, feminist, lecturer, abolitionist, women’s rights / political activist, aka The Queen of the Platform, first US female petitioner for married women’s property rights

Sarah Horton Cockrell (13 jan 1819 – 26 apr 1892 | Virginia US – Dallas TX) philanthropist, businesswoman, one of first Texas millionaires, City of Dallas benefactor

Ethelinda [Ethel Lynn] Eliot Beers (13 jan 1827 – 11 oct 1879 | Goshen NY – Orange NJ) US Civil War poet

Lilla Cabot Perry (13 jan 1848 – 28 feb 1933 | Boston MA – Hancock NH) poet, artist, painter, translator

Charlotte E. Ray (13 jan 1850 – 04 jan 1911 | New York NY – Woodside NY) teacher, suffragist, first practicing US female African-American lawyer

Miriam Likelike Kekāuluohi Keahelapalapa Kapili (13 jan 1851 – 02 feb 1887 | Honolulu, O’ahu – Honolulu HI) songwriter, aka Princess Likelike, Governor of the Island, Princess of the Kingdom of Hawai’i,

Pauline Schindler O’Neill (13 jan 1865 – 12 jan 1961 | San Francisco CA – Los Angeles CA) suffragist, legislator, suffrage leader

Ruby Pickens Tartt (13 jan 1880 – 29 nov 1974 | Livingston AL – York AL) artist, author, librarian, folklorist, ethnomusicologist

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann (13 jan 1896 – 15 sep 1991 | Constantinople, Ottoman Empire – New York NY) Armenian-American philanthropist, graduate student scholarship founder

Gertrude Mary Cox (13 jan 1900 – 17 oct 1978 | Dayton OH – Durham NC) author, professor, statistician, experimental designs researcher, founded Department of Experimental Statistics [NCSU], first female elected to International Statistical Institute

Virginia Van Upp (13 jan 1902 – 25 mar 1970 | Chicago IL – Los Angeles CA) Dutch-American, film producer, screenwriter

Ruth Harriet Louise (13 jan 1903 – 12 oct 1940 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) photographer, first active professional female Hollywood photographer

Osa Massen (13 jan 1914 – 02 jan 2006 | Denmark – Hollywood CA) actress, newspaper photographer, née Aase Madsen

Bella Lewitzky (13 jan 1916 – 16 jul 2004 | Los Angeles CA – Pasadena CA) Russian-American dancer, dance teacher, modern dance choreographer, founded Dance Theatre of Los Angeles, founding dance department chair at Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, founded Bella Lewitzky Dance Company

Edna Hibel (13 jan 1917 – 05 dec 2014 | Chelsea MA – Palm Beach Gardens FL) artist, humanitarian

Hilda Pauline Watson (13 jan 1922 – 14 jul 1997 | Kuest, Saskatchewan – Haines Junction, Yukon) schoolteacher, Canadian politician, first female Canadian political party leader whose members were elected

Pinkie Gordon Lane (13 jan 1923 – 03 dec 2008 | Philadelphia PA – Baton Rouge LA) African-American poet, editor, author, short fiction writer, first African-American Louisiana State Poet Laureate

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (13 jan 1926 – 09 oct 2003 | East Orange NJ – New York NY) academic, feminist, nonfiction author, mystery novelist, women’s rights activist, penname Amanda Cross, first tenured female in English Department at Columbia University, end-of-life-choice advocate

Selwa Carmen Showker [Lucky] Roosevelt (13 jan 1929 – Kingsport TN) author, journalist, freelance writer, Lebanese-American, longest-serving US Chief of Protocol

Frances Yates Beal (13 jan 1940 – Binghamton NY) African-American author, essayist, feminist, peace / justice / political activist, associate editor of The Black Scholar, past co-founder SNCC Black Women’s Liberation Committee

Victoria Thorson (13 jan 1943 – US) editor, author, sculptor, art historian

Françoise David (13 jan 1948 – Montreal, Quebec) author, feminist politician, women’s rights activist, anti-poverty / women’s violence march organizer

Diane [Dee] Mosbacher (13 jan 1949 – Houston TX) psychiatrist, professor, lesbian feminist activist, founded non-profit Woman Vision, documentary film director and producer, founded Mosbacher Fund for Media Studies and the Mosbacher/Gartrell Center for Media Experimentation and Activism

Rose Marie Bravo (13 jan 1951 – Bronx NY) fashion industry businesswoman

Nora Lustig (13 jan 1951 – Buenos Aires, Argentina) US author, essayist, professor, Mexican economy expert researcher, co-founded Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)