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Johanna Graham Bethune (01 feb 1770 – 28 jul 1860 | Fort Niagara, Canada – New York NY) author, memoirist, social activist, leader in Sunday school education movement, founded Orphan Asylum Society and Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Children

Hannah Harrison Cohoon (01 feb 1788 – 07 jan 1864 | Williamstown MA – Hancock MA) Shaker visionary artist, music composer, created Tree of Life iconic ‘gift painting’

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (c. 01 feb 1818 – c. 01 may 1907 | Dinwiddie County Court House VA – Washington DC) former slave, memoirist, First Lady’s seamstress, businesswoman

Lucy Wheelock (01 feb 1857 – 02 oct 1946 | Cambridge VT – Boston MA) author, educator, founded Wheelock College [Boston]

Kate Lee Langley Bosher (01 feb 1865 – 27 jul  1932 | Norfolk VA – Norfolk VA) author, speaker, novelist, suffragist, co-founder League of Women Voters

Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (01 feb 1878 – 21 dec 1950 | Bakerville TN – Falls Church VA) educator, politician, first woman elected full term US Senator

Winifred Goldring (01 feb 1888 – 30 jan 1971 | Kenwood NY – Albany NY) educator, paleontologist, diorama designer, first female appointed State Paleontologist

Francelia Billington (01 feb 1895 – 24 nov 1934 | Dallas TX – Glendale CA) silent film actress, cinematographer

Regina Olson Hughes (01 feb 1895 – 12 aug 1993 | Herman NE – Washington DC) deaf artist, translator, scientific botanical illustrator

Mary Millicent Abigail Rogers (01 feb 1902 – 01 jan 1953 | New York NY – Taos NM) socialite, art collector, fashion icon

Doris Emrick Lee (01 feb 1905 – 16 jun 1983 | Aledo IL – Clearwater FL) painter, printmaker

Mary Alicia Rhett (01 feb 1915 – 03 jan 2014 | Savannah GA – Charleston SC) illustrator, portrait painter, stage / film actress

Lela Siwoff Swift (01 feb 1919 – 04 aug 2015 | New York NY – Santa Monica CA) pioneering television director

Vivian Dorothy Maier (01 feb 1926 – 21 apr 2009 | New York NY – Chicago IL) street photographer

Ruth Ross (01 feb 1930 – 05 aug 1986 | New York NY – Bronx NY) news journalist, fashion magazine editor, founding member Black Perspective

Ann Levy Chernow (01 feb 1936 – New York NY) etcher, painter, lithographer, silkscreen artist

Marian Hailey-Moss (01 feb 1941 – Portland OR) author, actress, humanitarian

Carol Janet Brown Janeway ( 01 feb 1944 – 03 aug 2015 | Edinburg UK – New York NY) editor, literary translator

Carol Neblett (01 feb 1946 – Modesto CA) operatic soprano

Ree Troia Schonlau Kaneko (01 feb 1946 – Omaha NE) artist, arts consultant, arts administrator

Jessica Beth Savitch (01 feb 1947 – 23 oct 1983 | Kennett Square PA – New Hope PA) broadcast journalist, autobiographer, first female major US tv network news anchor

Diana Schutz (01 feb 1955 – Canada) comic book editor, editor-in-chief of Comico, adjunct professor of comics history and criticism

Lucy Jane Bledsoe (01 feb 1957 – Portland OR) novelist, science writer, children and adult LGBT fiction / non-fiction