02 feb 10 | women.born.today

Mary Rowlandson (10 feb 1637 – 10 feb c. 1711 | Somersetshire, England – Massachusetts Bay Colony) colonist, captive, folk figure, memoirist

Anne Robertson Johnson Cockrill (10 feb 1757 – 13 oct 1821 | Wake County NC – Nashville TN) pioneer landowner, first female to receive land grant in Tennessee

Mildred Childe Lee (10 feb 1845 – 27 mar 1905 | Arlington VA – New Orleans LA) folk figure, Confederate family member, General Robert E. Lee’s  youngest daughter

Marguerite Milton Wells (10 feb 1872 – 12 aug 1959 | Milwaukee WI – Minneapolis MN) writer, suffragist, social reformer, MN League of Women Voters state / national president

Rena Maverick Green (10 feb 1874 – 29 nov 1962 | Sedalia MO – San Antonio TX) sculptor, suffragist, memoirist, watercolorist, social activist, San Antonio Conservation Society co-founder

Stella Adler (10 feb 1901 – 21 dec 1992 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) author, actress, biographer, memoirist, acting teacher, acting school founder / director

Grace Towns Hamilton (10 feb 1907 – 17 jun 1992 | Atlanta GA – Atlanta GA) executive director of Atlanta Urban League, first African-American woman elected to Georgia General Assembly

Rona Jean Murray (10 feb 1924 – 09 jul 2003 | London UK – Victoria, British Columbia) Canadian poet, editor, playwright, non-fiction author

Mary Violet [Leontyne] Price (10 feb 1927 – Laurel MS) author, lirico spinto soprano

Julia Compton Moore (10 feb 1929 – 18 apr 2004 | Fort Sill OK – Auburn AL) Army daughter / wife / mother, survivor support network activist / innovator

Elaine Lobl [E. L.] Konigsburg (10 feb 1930 – 19 apr 2013 | New York NY – Falls Church VA) children’s / young adult author / illustrator

Siri Sylvia Patricia von Reis Altschul (10 feb 1931 – unknown) Finnish-Swedish-American poet, author, botanist, Honorary Curator of Ethnobotany at the New York Botanical Garden

Svetlana Leontief Alpers (10 feb 1936 – Cambridge MA) critic, author, professor, art historian, co-founded interdisciplinary journal Representations

Sylvia Williams (10 feb 1936 – 28 feb 1996 | Lincoln PA – Washington DC) art historian, museum director

Judith Rich Harris (10 feb 1938 – US) author, independent child psychology researcher

Adrienne Louise Clarkson (10 feb 1939 – British Hong Kong) Chinese-Canadian memoirist, journalist, politician, stateswoman, CBC producer / broadcaster, founded Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Kathryn Mullen (10 feb 1940 – New York NY) actress, puppeteer, voice actress

Susan Mann Trofimenkoff (10 feb 1941 – Ottawa, Ontario) author, historian, former university president

Margaret Ann [Peggy] Adler (10 feb 1942 – New York NY) community activist, investigative researcher, children’s book author / illustrator

Joan Morris (10 feb 1943 – Portland OR) operatic mezzo-soprano

Mary McGarry Morris (10 feb 1943 – Meriden CT) novelist, playwright, short story author

Frances Moore Lappé (10 feb 1944 – Pendleton OR) author, speaker, social activist, world hunger educator

Delma S. Arrigoitia (10 feb 1945 – Arecibo, Puerto Rico) author, attorney, educator, historian, helped develop graduate school for history at U of PR

Ellen Marie Barrett (10 feb 1946 – Lawrence KS) first openly lesbian ordained Episcopal priest, LGBT Integrity group co-founder / co-president

Bev Doolittle (10 feb 1947 – California US) visual artist, watercolorist

Valri Bromfield (10 feb 1949 – Toronto, Ontario) actor, writer, comedian, tv producer

Ronnie Lichtman (10 feb 1950 – Brooklyn NY) author, speaker, midwife, childbirth educator,  women’s health advocate, women’s magazine co-founder, SUNY Midwifery Education Program Chair

Roxanne Renckens Pulitzer (10 feb 1951 – Cassadaga NY) actress, novelist, memoirist

Lisa Love (10 feb 1955 – Cincinnati OH) Senior West Coast editor of Vogue and Teen Vogue magazine

Kim McCarty (10 feb 1956 – Los Angeles CA) artist, monochromatic watercolorist

Bess Motta (10 feb 1958 – Woodland Hills CA) singer, actor, dancer, choreographer, fitness advocate, exercise tv show host / demonstrator, aka Aerobics Queen