02 feb 15 | women.born.today

Floride Bonneau Calhoun (15 feb 1792 – 25 jul 1866 | Charleston SC – Pendleton SC) poet, plantation mistress, US Vice-Presidential Second Lady, social-political Petticoat Affair member

Rebecca Cox Jackson (15 feb 1795 – 24 may 1871 (Hornstown PA – Philadelphia PA) African-American, free woman, religious visionary, Shaker Eldress, founded first black Shaker community in Philadelphia, autobiographical author

Susan Brownell Anthony (15 feb 1820 – 13 mar 1906 | Adams MA – Rochester NY) social reformer, suffrage leader, published women’s rights newspaper, co-founded Women’s Loyal National League and American Equal Rights Association

Sarah Fuller (15 feb 1836 – 01 aug 1927 | Weston MA – Newton Lower Falls MA) author, teacher, activist for deaf

Sarah Byrd Askew (15 feb 1877 – 20 oct 1942 | Dayton AL – Trenton NJ) librarian, pioneered establishing US county public libraries, NJ Public Library Commission director

Lillian Marie Bounds Disney (15 feb 1899 – 16 dec 1997 | Spalding ID – West Los Angeles CA) ink / paint artist, California Institute of Arts co-founder

Gail Sondergaard (15 feb 1899 – 14 aug 1985 | Litchfield MN – Woodland Hills CA) actress, blacklisted, one of The Hollywood Ten

Helen Margaret Oakley Dance (15 feb 1913 – 27 may 2001 | Toronto, Ontario – Escondido CA) historian, producer, journalist, musician, biographer, WWII OSS operative,  civil rights / social justice activist, Catholic Interracial Council co-founder

Mimi Weddell (15 feb 1915 – 24 sep 2009 | Williston ND – New York NY) actress, hat collector, assistant fashion editor, began career at age 65

Anna Carter Gordon Davis (15 feb 1917 – 05 mar 2004 | Shannon TX – Fort Worth TX) Louisiana State First Lady, pioneering country / gospel singer

Susan Brownmiller (15 feb 1935 – Brooklyn NY) author, activist, feminist, journalist

Diana Deutsch (15 feb 1938 – London, England) British-American author, editor, perceptual and cognitive psychologist

[Patricia] Jo Clayton (15 feb 1939 – 13 feb 1998 | Modesto CA – Portland OR) sci-fi / fantasy novelist / short story writer

Patricia Monaghan (15 feb 1946 – 11 nov 2012 | Brooklyn NY – Black Earth MN) poet, author, women’s spirituality movement leader, founded The Black Earth Institute, co-developed the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology

Cathy Minehan (15 feb 1947 – Jersey City NJ) editor, federal bank president, women’s leadership activist

Margaret Wente (15 feb 1950 – Evanston IL) American-born Canadian conservative columnist, anti-nuclear activist, climate change denier, autobiographical author

Brooke de Lench (15 feb 1952 – Plymouth MA) author, journalist, filmmaker, youth sports safety / rights / welfare activist

Kathy Ann Kosins (15 feb 1954 – Highland Park MI) jazz / R&B singer, multi-media / abstract expressionist painter

Janice Doreen Dickinson (15 feb 1955 – Brooklyn NY) model, author, photographer, talent agent

Lisa See (15 feb 1955 – Paris, France) US writer, novelist, biographer, community leader

Cheryl Prewitt Salem (15 feb 1957 – Ackerman MS) singer, author, musician, international Christian evangelist, founding member Salem Family Ministries

Delilah Rene Luke (15 feb 1960 – Reedsport OR)  author, songwriter, radio host / personality

Mindy Marin (15 feb 1960 – Greenwich CT) writer, producer, casting director