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Emma Hart Willard (23 feb 1787 – 15 apr 1870 | Berlin CT – Troy NY) poet, author, educator, founded Troy Female Seminary

Margaret Deland (23 feb 1857 – 13 jan 1945 | Allegheny PA – Boston MA) poet, novelist, short story writer, autobiographer, née Margaretta Wade Campbell

Katherine Rebecca Pettit (23 feb 1868 – 03 sep 1936 | Fayette County KY – Lexington KY) author, progressive educator

Agnes Smedley (23 feb 1892 – 06 may 1950 | Osgood MO – Oxford UK) author, journalist, biographer, spy / triple agent, autobiographical novelist, women’s rights / birth control / children’s welfare activist

Elinor Remick Warren (23 feb 1900 – 27 apr 1991 | Los Angeles CA – Los Angeles CA) pianist, contemporary classical music composer

Helen Knothe Nearing (23 feb 1904 – 17 sep 1995 | Ridgewood NJ – Brooksville ME) author, lecturer, simple living proponent

Sybil Shearer (23 feb 1912 – 17 nov 2005 | Newark NY – Northbrook IL) dancer, writer, choreographer

Virginia Schau (23 feb 1915 – 28 may 1989 | California US – Santa Rosa CA) photographer, first woman / second amateur Pulitzer Prize for Photography

Mary Francis Shura (23 feb 1923 – 12 jan 1991 | Pratt KS – Maywood IL) children’s adventure / young adult historical novelist / biographer

Jean Worthley (23 feb 1925 – US) author, tv host, naturalist, aka Miss Jean

Isabel Bigley (23 feb 1926 – 30 sep 2006 | Bronx NY – Los Angeles CA) singer, actress, art education philanthropist, established Ohio State graduate program in arts policy and administration

Carole Schwerdtfeger [C. S.] Adler (23 feb 1932 – New York NY) children’s author

Inger McCabe Elliott (23 feb 1933 – Oslo, Norway) Norwegian-American artist, socialite, photographer, entrepreneur, China Seas textile company founder

Jada Rowland (23 feb 1943 – Staten Island NY) artist, writer, actress, illustrator

Mary Pat Gleason (23 feb 1950 – Lake City MN) screenwriter, tv / film actress

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (23 feb 1950 – White Plains NY) author, novelist, philosopher, public intellectual, short fiction writer

Elizabeth Streb (23 feb 1950 – Rochester NY) dancer, choreographer, founded STREB Lab for Action Mechanics

Barbara Morrison Januszkiewicz (23 feb 1955 – US) painter, teacher, multi-media artist, filmmaker, visual journalist

Mia Michaels (23 feb 1966 – Coconut Grove FL) dancer, choreographer

Valerie D’Orazio (23 feb 1974 – Boston MA) comic book editor / writer

Nova Ren Suma (23 feb 1975 – New York NY) young adult novelist

Sarah Elizabeth [S. E.] Cupp (23 feb 1979 – Carlsbad CA) nonfiction author, conservative political commentator