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Harriet Farley (18 feb 1813/1817 – 12 nov 1907 | Claremont NH – New York NY) editor, writer, social / cultural activist, managed ‘Lowell Offering’ literary magazine published by women textile mill workers

Ida Husted Harper (18 feb 1851 – 14 mar 1931 | Franklin County IN – Washington DC) author, editor, teacher, columnist, journalist, suffragist

Henrietta Christian Wright (18 feb 1854 – 1899 | Old Bridge Township NJ – Old Bridge Township NJ) children’s science / history / literature author

Annie Heloise Abel-Henderson (18 feb 1873 – 14 mar 1947 | Fernhurst, England – Aberdeen WA) author, historian, professor, book reviewer

Mary Williams Dewson (18 feb 1874 – 01 oct 1962 | Quincy MA – Castine ME) feminist, social reformer, political activist

Blanche Ames Ames (18 feb 1878 – 01 mar 1969 | Lowell MA – North Easton MA) artist, writer, activist, inventor, suffragist, cartoonist

Kate Gordon Moore (18 feb 1878 – 04 oct 1963 | Oshkosh WI – Glendale CA) cognitive psychologist, researched color vision, perception, aesthetics, memory, imagination, and emotion

Sonora Smart Dodd (18 feb 1882 – 22 mar 1978 | Jenny Lind AR – Spokane WA) poet, Father’s Day founder, aka the Mother of Father’s Day

Marjorie Hope Nicolson (18 feb 1894 – 09 mar 1981 | Yonkers NY – White Plains NY) author, drama critic, scholar, college dean / president

Grace Beacham Freeman (18 feb 1916 – 28 oct 2008 | Spartanburg SC – Asheville NC) poet, columnist, educator, short story writer

Helen Marie Gurley Brown (18 feb 1922 – 13 aug 2012 | Green Forest AR – New York NY) author, editor, publisher, magazine journalist

Erika Eichhorn Bourguignon (18 feb 1924 – 15 feb 2015 | Vienna, Austria – Columbus OH) author, academic, anthropologist, anthropology of consciousness co-founder / innovator, radio world music host, women-in-development seminar co-founder / facilitator

Velvalea Rodgers [Vel] Phillips (18 feb 1924 – Milwaukee WI) attorney, charitable foundation founder, first black woman graduate UW-Madison Law School, first woman and/or black Secretary of State of Wisconsin

Nancy Ann Whitney Blake (18 feb 1926 – 28 sep 2002 | Los Angeles CA – Edgartown MA) actress, director, producer

Elaine Laron (18 feb 1930 – 06 jun 2013 | Bronx NY – Los Angeles CA) lyricist, songwriter, children’s tv show writer

Toni Morrison (18 feb 1931 – Lorain OH) editor, author, novelist, professor, born Chloe Ardelia Wofford

Yoko Ono (18 feb 1933 – Tokyo, Japan) artist, peace activist, jazz musician, filmmaker / producer

Audrey Geraldine [Audre] Lord (18 feb 1934 – 17 nov 1992 | New York NY – St Croix, US Virgin Islands) poet, writer, activist, essayist

Jean Marie Untinen Auel (18 feb 1936 – Chicago IL) prehistoric fiction novelist

Jeannie Peterson (18 feb 1940 – Suttons Bay MI) editor, journalist, arts activist, photographer, environmentalist

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (18 feb 1940 – Columbus OH) author, painter, found object artist

Coreen Simpson (18 feb 1942 – New York NY) photographer, jewelry designer

Barbara M. Joosse (18 feb 1949 – Grafton WI) children’s author

Elizabeth [Bebe] Moore Campbell (18 feb 1950 – 27 nov 2006 | Philadelphia PA – Los Angeles CA) activist, novelist, journalist, playwright

Cynthia Cristina Ferrare (18 feb 1950 – Cleveland OH) model, author, actress, tv talk show host

Elisabeth Omilami (18 feb 1951 – Atlanta GA) writer, pastor, playwright, arts activist

Susan Smalley (18 feb 1955 – Minneapolis MN) author, behavioral geneticist, mindfulness researcher, international speaker

Vanna Marie Rosich White (18 feb 1957 – Conway SC) actress, tv hostess / personality, knitting / crochet yarns entrepreneur

Susan Young Walsh (18 feb 1960 – missing since 16 jul 1996 | unknown) journalist, nonfiction exposé writer, unsolved mysterious disappearance case

Tracey Elaine McQuarn Edmonds (18 feb 1967 – Los Angeles CA) film producer, production company executive

Amy Bach (18 feb 1968 – New York NY) author, attorney, journalist, Executive Director for non-profit Measures for Justice

Molly Kathleen Ringwald (18 feb 1968 – Roseville CA) author, singer, dancer, actress

Carrie Ann Baade (18 feb 1974 – New Orleans LA) artist, painter, associate professor