01 jan 29 | women.born.today

Araminta Harriet Ross Tubman (29 jan 1820 – 10 mar 1913 | Bucktown MD – Auburn NY) African-American, US folk figure, former slave, Civil War spy / nurse, abolitionist leader, Underground Railroad conductor

Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (29 jan 1835 – 09 apr 1905 | Cleveland OH – Newport RI) poet, aka Susan Coolidge, short fiction writer, children’s book author

Sarah Loguen Fraser (29 jan 1850 – 09 apr 1933 | Syracuse NY – Washington DC) African-American, social activist, medical pioneer, first black female graduate Upstate Medical University, first black female doctor in Dominican Republic

Jeannette Meyers Thurber (29 jan 1850 – 02 jan 1946 | Delhi NY – Bronxville NY) American Opera Company founder, early American classical music patron, founded National Conservatory of Music of America, sponsored debut of Boston Symphony in New York, pioneering music educator who offered scholarships to blacks, women, and handicapped

Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau (29 jan 1859 – 25 jul 1915 | New Orleans LA – Paris, France) American-French, artist’s model, Parisian socialite

Mary Jobe Akeley (29 jan 1878 – 19 jul 1966 | Tappan OH – Mystic CT) author, explorer, naturalist, photographer, cartographer

Alice Catherine Evans (29 jan 1881 – 05 sep 1975 | Neath PA – Alexandria VA) author, microbiologist, US Agriculture bacteriologist, US Public Health Service infectious disease researcher

Muna Lee (29 jan 1895 – 03 apr 1965 | Raymond MS – San Juan, Puerto Rico) lyric poet, novelist, feminist, Pan-American, translator, women’s activist, US-Puerto Rico Cultural Affairs specialist

Mary Sybil Kidd Lewis (29 jan 1897 – 31 dec 1941 | Hot Springs AR – New York NY) operetta / vaudeville / grand opera singer

Viña Delmar (29 jan 1903 – 19 jan 1990 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) née Alvina Croter, Jewish-American novelist, playwright, screenwriter

Nancy Oestreich Lurie (29 jan 1924 – Milwaukee WI) author, scholar, professor, anthropologist, ethno-historian, Native American land rights activist / legal expert witness

Ann Burgess Ford Hopps (29 jan 1928 – 25 oct 2015 | Rowayton CT – Camden ME) artist, birder, sailor, kayaker, nature lover, found object artist, environmental activist

Mary Marr Platt (29 jan 1939 – 27 jul 2011 | Fort Sheridan IL – New York NY) film producer, screenwriter, production designer

Katharine Ross (29 jan 1940 – Hollywood CA) stage / film actress, children’s book author

Robin Morgan (29 jan 1941 – Lake Worth FL) poet, author, lecturer, journalist, political theorist / activist

Rosemary Wells (29 jan 1943 – New York NY) children’s book author / illustrator

Linda Brown Buck (29 jan 1947 – Seattle WA) author, biologist, Nobel laureate, olfactory systems specialist / researcher

Carol Voisin (29 jan 1947 – Colby KS) political activist, university professor, academic administrator, ethics / writing / critical thinking specialist

Janice Radway (29 jan 1949 – Englewood NJ) author, literary / cultural studies scholar

Oprah Winfrey (29 jan 1954 – Kosciusko MS) African-American actress, activist, producer, philanthropist, tv talk show host

Heather Neff (29 jan 1957 – Akron OH) African-American novelist, university professor

Judy Graves Norton Taylor (29 jan 1958 – Santa Monica CA) actor, theater director