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Harriet [Hattie] E. Wilson (15 mar 1825 – 28 jun 1900 | Milford NH – Quincy MA) Spiritualist, public speaker, housekeeper, first recognized female African-American novelist

Alice Cunningham Fletcher (15 mar 1838 – 06 apr 1923 | Havana, Cuba – Washington DC) author, sketch artist, ethnologist, social scientist, anthropologist

Sui Sin Far (15 mar 1865 – 07 apr 1914) journalist, short fiction writer, born Edith Maud Eaton, Chinese-British-American

Mary Chase Perry Stratton (15 mar 1867 – 15 apr 1961 | Hancock MI – Detroit MI) ceramic artist, Pewabic Pottery co-founder, Arts and Crafts Movement member

Henrietta [Hattie] Kanengeiser Carnegie (15 mar 1886 – 22 feb 1956 | Vienna, Austria – New York NY) milliner, entrepreneur, fashion designer / doyenne

Marjorie Merriweather Post (15 mar 1887 – 12 sep 1973 | Springfield IL – Washington DC) socialite, art collector, philanthropist, founder of General Foods

Ida Redbird (15 mar 1892 – 10 aug 1971 | Laveen AZ – Gila River Indian Reservation AZ) potter, herbalist, interpreter, first president of Maricopa Pottery Make’s Association

Martha Baird Rockefeller (15 mar 1895 – 24 jan 1971 | Madera CA – New York NY) pianist, philanthropist, funded / established Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music

Margaret Webster (15 mar 1905 – 13 nov 1972 | New York NY – Sydenham UK) theatre actress, producer, director

Marjory Collins (15 mar 1912 – 15 may 1985 | New York NY – San Francisco CA) writer, editor, feminist, photojournalist, founded Prime Time women’s journal

Louise Lyles Kerr Hines (15 mar 1916 – 09 apr 2007 | Baltimore MD – Baltimore MD) reporter, civil rights activist, secretary for Baltimore NAACP

Janet Darnell Leach (15 mar 1918 – 12 sep 1997 | Grand Saline TX – Cornwall UK) studio potter, political activist, anthroposophist

Frances Crowe (15 mar 1919 – Carthage MO) pacifist, peace activist, anti-nuclear activist, war tax refuser, co-founded Traprock Peace Center, conscientious objector advocate / counsellor

Madelyn Pugh Davis (15 mar 1921 – 20 apr 2011 | Indianapolis IN – Santa Monica CA) tv screenwriter, memoirist, aka Madelyn Pugh Davis, Madelyn Davis, Madelyn Martin

Maureen Daly (15 mar 1921 – 25 sep 2006 | Ulster, Ireland – Palm Desert CA) novelist, journalist, young adult author, short fiction writer, pen-name: Maureen McGivern

Ruth Simpson (15 mar 1926 – 08 may 2008 | Cleveland OH – Woodstock NY) poet, author, lesbian activist, founded first US lesbian community

Rita Joe (15 mar 1932 – 20 mar 2007 | Whycocomagh Reserve, Nova Scotia – Sydney, Nova Scotia) Mi’kmaw poet, author, songwriter, ambassador, Poet Laureate, autobiographical writer

Mary Frances West Pratt (15 mar 1935 – Fredericton, New Brunswick) artist, politician, essayist, still life realist painter

Merrill Joan Gerber (15 mar 1938 – Brooklyn NY) novelist, professor, short fiction writer

Chana Bloch (15 mar 1940 – Bronx NY) poet, scholar, professor, translator

Margo Lederer Howard (15 mar 1940 – Chicago IL) writer, memoirist, former advice columnist

Judith Rose Fingeret Krug (15 mar 1940 – 11 apr 2009 | Pittsburgh PA – Evanston IL) librarian, censorship critic, freedom of speech activist, Banned Books Week co-founder, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom director

Ruth C. White (15 mar 1942 – Whitewood VA) teacher, librarian, children’s / young adult novelist

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (15 mar 1943 – Cleveland OH) author, professor, researcher

Deena Weinstein (15 mar 1943 – US) author, sociology professor, popular culture researcher

Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (15 mar 1946 – New York NY) screenwriter

Beverly Matherne (15 mar 1946 – Acadiana LA) poet, writer

Mari Christine Fitzduff (15 mar 1947 – Northern Ireland) Irish-American, author, educator, academic

Katherine Vandam [Kate] Bornstein (15 mar 1948 – Neptune City NJ) author, playwright, gender theorist, performance artist

Candace Whittemore Lovely (15 mar 1953 – Vermont US) art teacher, social activist, American Impressionist painter

Heather Graham Pozzessere (15 mar 1953 – ) serial historical / paranormal romance novelist

Mari Maseng Will (15 mar 1954 –  Chicago IL) US Republican political advisor, Citizens for the Republic director

Janet Cardiff (15 mar 1957 – Brussels, Ontario) sound / installation artist

Park Overall (15 mar 1957 – Nashville TN) actress, environmental / women’s rights activist, former US Senate candidate

Lisa Holton (15 mar 1959 – Chicago IL) writer, editor, journalist, researcher

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