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Ellen Sturgis Hooper (17 feb 1812 – 03 nov 1848 | Boston MA – Boston MA) poet, Transcendentalist

Rose Terry Cooke (17 feb 1827 – 18 jul 1892 | West Hartford CT – Pittsfield MA) poet, author, humorist, women’s biographer

Margaret Warner Morley (17 feb 1858 – 12 dec 1923 | Montrose IA – Washington DC) novelist, educator, biologist

Jessie Love Smith Gaynor (17 feb 1863 – 20 feb 1921 | St Louis MO – Webster Groves MO) author, musician, children’s music composer

Mary Cummings Eudy (17 feb 1874 – 07 jun 1952 | Louisville KY – Manhattan NY) poet, fashion designer

Dulah Marie Evans Krehbiel (17 feb 1875 – 24 jul 1951 | Oskaloosa IA – Evanston IL) etcher, painter, illustrator, printmaker, photographer

Dorothy Frances Canfield Fisher (17 feb 1879 – 09 nov 1958 | Lawrence KS – Arlington VT) author, social activist, educational reformer

Bess Streeter Aldrich (17 feb 1881 – 03 aug 1954 | Cedar Falls IA – Lincoln NE) author, novelist, short story writer

Ruth Jane Mack Brunswick (17 feb 1897 – 24 jan 1946 | Chicago IL – New York NY) author, psychologist, psychoanalyst, Freudian collaborator, pioneered psychoanalytic treatment of psychoses

Margerie Bonner Lowry (17 feb 1905 – 28 sep 1988 | Washington DC – Los Angeles CA) actress, novelist, scriptwriter

Mary Brian Tomasini (17 feb 1906 – 30 dec 2002 | Corsicana TX – Del Mar CA) actress, portrait painter

Marjorie Lawrence King (17 feb 1907 – 13 jan 1979 | Deans Marsh, Australia – Little Rock AR) polio victim, operatic dramatic soprano, autobiographical author

Gertrude Abercrombie (17 feb 1909 – 03 jul 1977 | Austin TX – Chicago IL) avant-garde/surrealist painter, aka The Queen of the Bohemian Artists

Edith Marie Wimberly Patient (17 feb 1911 – 18 may 1964 | Campti LA – Shreveport LA) folk hero, Army nurse, prisoner of war, aka an Angel of Bataan

Andre Alice Norton (17 feb 1912 – 17 mar 2005 | Cleveland OH – Murfreesboro TN) fantasy, romance, adventure, science fiction author, born Mary Alice Norton, aka Andre Norton, Andrew North, Allen Weston

Julia Constancia de Burgos (17 feb 1914 – 06 jul 1953 | Carolina, Puerto Rico – Manhattan NY) poet, civil rights / women writers activist

Anna Margaret [Annie] Castor Glenn (17 feb 1920 – Columbus OH) organist, public figure, social activist, inducted into National Stuttering Association Hall of Fame

Mary Margaret Truman Daniel (17 feb 1924 – 29 jan 2008 | Independence MO – Chicago IL) singer, biographer, mystery novelist, autobiographical author

Gloria Sachs (17 feb 1927 – 12 mar 2012 | Manhattan NY – Manhattan NY) painter, sculptor, fashion designer

Zelma Ray Ross (17 feb 1928 – 23 feb 2003 | Texas US – Jacksonville FL) first enlisted woman to join US Air Force

Beverly Willis (17 feb 1928 – Tulsa OK) architect, researcher, philanthropist

Mary Frances Berry (17 feb 1938 – Nashville TN) historian, non-fiction author, civil rights activist, history / social thought professor

Martha Buhs Henry (17 feb 1938 – Detroit MI) author, theater actor, artistic director

Zina Bethune (17 feb 1945 – 12 feb 2012 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) actress, dancer, choreographer, dance school founder, disability dance activist

Susan Beth Pfeffer (17 feb 1948 – New York NY) young adult science fiction novelist

Hung Liu (17 feb 1948 – Changchun, China) Chinese-born American contemporary artist

Maja Herman Sekulić (17 feb 1949 – Belgrade, Serbia) Serbian-American poet, critic, novelist, essayist, translator

Geeta Mehta (17 feb 1952 – India) Indian-American author, architect, urban designer, adjunct professor, co-founder of Asia Initiatives and URBZ

Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt (17 feb 1957 – Morden, Manitoba) harpist, pianist, musician, composer, producer, accordionist, dramatic soprano singer-songwriter

Lynda Williams (17 feb 1958 – Prince George, British Columbia) analyst, blogger, serial science fiction author

Monika Jane Antonelli (17 feb 1959 – Dallas TX) author, librarian, voice actress