01 jan 22 | women.born.today

Catherine Wolfe Bruce (22 jan 1816 – 13 mar 1900 | New York NY – New York NY) philanthropist, astronomy patron, namesake for Bruce Medal of Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Bruce moon crater, asteroid 323 Brucia

Jennie Fowler Willing (22 jan 1834 – 06 oct 1916 | Burford, Ontario – New York NY) temperance reformer, founding member WCTU, founded NY Evangelistic Training School

Marie Manning (22 jan 1872 – 28 nov 1945 | Washington DC – Washington DC) novelist, journalist, suffragist, aka Beatrice Fairfax, magazine founder, short fiction writer, autobiographical author, first US newspaper advice columnist

Elsie Reford (22 jan 1872 – 08 nov 1967 | Perth, Ontario – Montreal, Quebec) art collector, pioneer horticulturist, outdoor sportswoman, WWI War Office translator, created one of largest private gardens in Canada (open to public since 1962)

Isabel Mary Bowler Paterson (22 jan 1886 – 10 jan 1961 | Manitoulin Island, Ontario – Montclair NJ) author, novelist, journalist, political philosopher, cultural and literary critic, one of founding mothers of American Libertarianism

Helen Hoyt Lyman (22 jan 1887 – 02 aug 1972 | Norwalk CT – St Helena CA) poet

Rosa Ponselle (22 jan 1897 – 25 may 1981 | Meriden CT – Green Spring Junction MD) operatic dramatic soprano, one of The Ponzillo Sisters

Willa Beatrice Brown (22 jan 1906 – 18 jul 1992 | Glasgow KY – Chicago IL) aerospace pioneer, first African-American female commercial pilot / Civil Air patrol officer

Margaret Hillert (22 jan 1920 – 11 oct 2014 | Saginaw MI – Beverly Hills MI) poet, children’s author, retired elementary teacher

Eleanor Elizabeth DeVito Owen (22 jan 1921 – Brooklyn NY) journalist, professor, playwright, theatre actress, costume designer, mental health professional, family / individuals mental health advocate, co-founded National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Sylvia Rexach (22 jan 1922 – 20 oct 1961 | San Juan PR – San Juan PR) poet, singer, columnist, music critic, boleros composer, comedy scriptwriter, WWII office clerk with Women Army Service Corps (WACS)

Katherine Anne MacLean (22 jan 1925 – Glen Ridge NJ) novelist, memoirist, short fiction / science fiction author

Rose Franco (22 jan 1934 – Guánica PR) first Hispanic female chief warrant officer in US Marine Corps, assistant to US Secretary of the Navy at Pentagon

Miriam Kastner (22 jan 1935 – Bratislava, Czechoslovakia) Czech-American, professor, oceanographer, marine geochemist, Guggenheim Fellow

Sallie Bingham (22 jan 1937 – Louisville KY) poet, author, activist, novelist, memoirist, teacher, feminist, playwright, short fiction writer, philanthropist

Kathleen Barry (22 jan 1941 – Syracuse NY) author, feminist, essayist, professor, sociologist, sex-trafficking expert, co-founded United Nations NGO Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)

Joyce Neimanas (22 jan 1944 – Chicago IL) professor, photographer, mixed-media artist

Elaine Noble (22 jan 1944 – New Kensington PA) state politician, LGBT activist, first openly gay or lesbian women in Massachusetts legislature

Carly Simon (22 jan 1945 – Bronx NY) singer, songwriter, children’s book author

Andrea Een (22 jan 1947 – Mankato MN) Norwegian-American author, musician, composer, professor emerita

Margaret Lazarus (22 jan 1949 – New York NY) author, professor, documentary film director / producer, co-founded non-profit Cambridge Documentary Films

Nettie Wiebe (22 jan 1949 – Warman, Saskatchewan) federal politician, professor of church and society, former CEO / President of National Farmers Union

Alveda King (22 jan 1951 – Atlanta GA) author, activist, minister, former state politician, political family member, founded Alveda King Ministries

Lois E. Brown (22 jan 1955 – Stouffville, Ontario) teacher, politician, consultant, businesswoman