02 feb 05 | women.born.today

Lucy Wright (05 feb 1760 – 07 feb 1821 | Pittsfield MA – Watervliet NY) minister, preacher, aka Mother Lucy, Shaker dance form innovator, pioneering female Shaker leader

Nancy Hanks Lincoln (05 feb 1784 – 05 oct 1818 | Hampshire County VA – Spencer County IN) pioneer, seamstress, American folk figure

Sarah Goodridge (05 feb 1788 – 28 dec 1853 | Templeton MA – Boston MA) miniature portrait painter

Sophia Caroline [Katharine] Bushnell (05 feb 1856 – 25 jan 1946 | Peru IL – Piedmont CA) writer, scholar, women’s rights activist, social activist/missionary

Maxine Elliott (05 feb 1868 – 05 mar 1940 | Rockland ME – Cannes, France) actress, theater founder / owner / manager

Mary Sewall Gardner (05 feb 1871 – 20 feb 1961 | Newton MA – Providence RI) novelist, public health nurse, innovative nursing instructor / administator

Dorothy Stimson Bullitt (05 feb 1892 – 27 jun 1989 | Seattle WA – Seattle WA) radio / television owner / broadcaster, philanthropist

Gita Alpar (05 feb 1903 – 17 feb 1991 | Budapest, Hungary – Los Angeles CA) actress, operatic / operetta  soprano

Joan Whitney Payson (05 feb 1903 – 04 oct 1975 | New York NY – New York NY) philanthropist, patron of arts, art collector

Lucienne Bloch (05 feb 1909 – 13 mar 1999 | Geneva, Switzerland – Gualala CA) sculptor, painter, muralist, photographer

Frances Kavanaugh (05 feb 1915 – 23 jan 2009 | Dallas TX – Encino CA) scriptwriter, art therapist, aka Cowgirl of the Typewriter

Margaret Ellis Sturm Millar (05 feb 1915 – 26 mar 1994 | Kitchener, Ontario – Santa Barbara CA) American-Canadian mystery novelist

Cornelia Clark Fort (05 feb 1919 – 21 mar 1943 |  Nashville TN – Merkel TX) aviator, first woman flight instructor (TN), civilian pilot instructor at Pearl Harbor (HI),  second woman to join WAFS (Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron), first female pilot in US history to die on active duty

Leza Lidow (05 feb 1924 – US) artist, painter, filmmaker, watercolorist

Jane Bryant Quinn (05 feb 1939 – Niagara Falls NY) financial author / journalist / commentator

Janine Pommy Vega (05 feb 1942 – 23 dec 2010 | Jersey City NJ – Willow NY) poet

Judith Arcana (05 feb 1943 – Cleveland OH) poet, author, essayist, short story writer

Tappy Phillips (05 feb 1948 – US) tv news correspondent, consumer affairs reporter

Deborah Willis (05 feb 1948 – Philadelphia PA) artist, author, curator, educator, historian, photographer

Meredith Sue Schulz Hodges (05 feb 1950 – Minneapolis MN) author, educator, tv personality, equine trainer / competitor

Elizabeth Swados (05 feb 1951 – Buffalo NY) writer, composer, musician, theatre director

Alison Saar (05 feb 1956 – Los Angeles CA) artist, sculptor, installation artist

Jennifer Brunner (05 feb 1957 – Springfield OH) politician, memoirist, first female Ohio Secretary of State

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (05 feb 1959 – Vancouver, British Columbia) author, politician, educator, political commentator, first female governor of Michigan