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Jane Means Appleton Pierce (12 mar 1806 – 02 dec 1863 | Hampton NH – Andover MA) US Presidential First Lady, aka The Shadow of the White House

Elizabeth Crocker Bowers (12 mar 1830 – 06 nov 1895 | Stamford CT – Philadelphia PA) stage actress, theatrical / music academy manager

Alice Harriman Browne (12 mar 1861 – 24 dec 1925 | Newport ME – Hollywood CA) poet, editor, novelist, publisher, short story writer, nonfiction author, aka The Only Woman Publisher in the World

Clara Bowdoin Winthrop (12 mar 1876 – 15 mar 1969 | Boston MA – Boston MA) poet, art collector, philanthropist

Helen Sumner Woodbury (12 mar 1876 – 10 mar 1933 | Sheboygan WI – New York NY)  author, historian, public official

Gracie Bowers Pfost (12 mar 1906 – 11 aug 1965 | Harrison AR – Baltimore MD) realtor, first female state representative (ID), elder housing advocate

Ellen Dorrit Hoffleit (12 mar 1907 – 09 apr 2007 | Florence AL – New Haven CT) astronomer, nonfiction author, autobiographical writer

Alice-Leone Moats (12 mar 1908 – 14 may 1989 | Mexico City, Mexico – Philadelphia PA) author, journalist, columnist

Agathe Von Trapp (12 mar 1913 – 28 dec 2010 | Pola, Austria-Hungary – Towson MD) singer, painter, survivor, memoirist, illustrator, kindergarten teacher, music camper founder / director

Elaine de Kooning (12 mar 1918 – 01 feb 1989 | Brooklyn NY – Southampton NY) artist, painter, Art News magazine editorial associate

Hildred R. Goodwine Phillips (12 mar 1918 – 27 dec 1998 | Wayne MI – Wickenburg AZ) artist, sculptor, greeting card illustrator, specialized in horses, animals, and Western scenes

Ann Haymond Zwinger (12 mar 1925 – 30 aug 2014 | Muncie IN – Portland OR) college professor, natural history author

Merle Goldman (12 mar 1931 – New Haven CT) author, scholar, historian, professor emerita, human rights activist, history of modern Chinese specialist

Arlene Weiss Alda (12 mar 1933 – Bronx NY) anthologist, photographer, children’s book author / illustrator, oral history author, co-author with husband Alan Alda

Junetta Jones (12 mar 1936 – 17 feb 2015 | Baltimore MD – Washington DC) operatic soprano, long-time member Baltimore Advisory Committee for Art and Culture

Maria Mazziotti Gillan (12 mar 1940 – Paterson NJ) poet, editor, anthologist, watercolorist, founder / executive director of community college Poetry Center

Patricia Hampl (12 mar 1946 – St Paul MN) author, memoirist, lecturer, educator, Loft Literary Center founding member

Sandra Lynn Brown (12 mar 1948 – Waco TX) thriller / romantic novelist, pen-names: Sandra Brown, Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan, Erin St. Claire

Mary Catherine [MC] Lamb (12 mar 1949 – 15 aug 2009 | Oakland CA – Portland OR) art quilt textile artist, arts and community activist, founded / curated Buckman House private museum

Mary Alice Williams (12 mar 1949 – Minneapolis MN) former tv news anchor, associate professor of journalism, investigative broadcast journalist, former Vice President of CNN news division

Pamela Morsi (12 mar 1951 – Oklahoma US) romance novelist

Susan Musgrave (12 mar 1951 – Santa Cruz CA) American-Canadian poet, memoirist, children’s writer, fiction/non-fiction author, creative writing professor

Eileen Welsome (12 mar 1951 – New York NY) reporter, journalist, non-fiction author, Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting laureate

Paula Francis (12 mar 1952 – Queens NY) former tv news anchor, broadcast journalist, community activist, humanitarian

Naomi Shihab Nye (12 mar 1952 – St Louis MO) Palestinian-American poet, editor, novelist, songwriter, short fiction author

Danielle Simard (12 mar 1952 – Montreal, Quebec) former graphic artist, children’s author / illustrator

Erica Hunt (12 mar 1955 – Manhattan NY) poet, essayist, professor, organizer, memoirist, Language poet, non-fiction author, literary critic, political activist

Ruth Ozeki (12 mar 1956 – New Haven CT) American-Canadian novelist, filmmaker, Buddhist priest, creative writing professor

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