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Alice French (19 mar 1850 – 09 jan 1934 | Andover MA – Davenport IA) novelist, aka Octave Thanet

Ellen Gates Starr (19 mar 1859 – 10 feb 1940 | Laona IL – Suffern NY) author, teacher, lecturer, bookbinder, child labor activist, anti-industrialist, co-founder of Hull-House, social / political reformer,  Arts and Crafts Movement practitioner

Senda Berenson Abbott (19 mar 1868 – 16 feb 1954 | Vilnius, Lithuania – Santa Barbara CA )  author, wrote first guide / rule book for women’s basketball, Instructor of Physical Culture at Smith College, aka The Mother of Women’s Basketball

Edith Nourse Rogers (19 mar 1881 – 10 sep 1960 | Saco ME – Boston MA) politician, social welfare activist, created US GI Bill, veterans advocate, Women’s Army Corps founder, longest tenured state representative

Minnie Fisher Cunningham (19 mar 1882 – 09 dec 1964 | New Waverly TX – New Waverly TX) politician, suffragist, League of Women Voters first executive secretary, Women’s National Democratic Club co-founder

Margaret Harwood (19 mar 1885 – 06 feb 1979 | Littleton MA – Boston MA) astronomer, discoverer, Unitarian, photometry specialist, first director of Maria Mitchell Observatory, first female to receive honorary PhD from Oxford University

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (19 mar 1890 – 18 dec 1960 | Warwick RI – Providence RI) artist, sculptor

Veronica Grace Boland (19 mar 1899 – 19 jun 1982 | Scranton PA – Scranton PA) State Representative, first PA Congresswoman

Carol Weld (19 mar 1903 – 31 mar 1979 | New York NY – Miami FL) author, journalist, foreign correspondent, aka Florence Carol Greene, founding member of Overseas Press Club, WWII British-American Ambulance Corps chair / organizer

Clara Estelle Breed (19 mar 1906 – 08 sep 1994 | Fort Dodge IA – Spring Valley CA) author, librarian, essayist, aka Miss Breed, San Diego CA library historian, WWII internment opponent, Japanese-American children’s supporter / correspondent

Mary Dill Henry (19 mar 1913 – 20 may 2009 | Sonoma CA – Whidbey Island WA) geometric painter, printmaker

Norma Bradford (19 mar 1915 – 07 jun 2014 | Wayne ME – Middletown CT) artist, historian, social activist, federal IRS worker, one of first WWII Navy WAVES

Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison (19 mar 1915 – New York NY) artist, film / stage actress, mezzo-soprano singer

Sally Lowengart Lilienthal (19 mar 1919 – 24 oct 2006 | Portland OR – ) artist, sculptor, arts advocate, art collector, humanitarian, WWII radio writer, nuclear disarmament activist, founded Ploughshares Fund, member Amnesty International

Frances Elizabeth Dean [FrancEyE] Smith (19 mar 1922 – 02 jun 2009 | San Rafael CA – Greenbrae CA) poet

Margaret Ellen Towner (19 mar 1925 – Columbia MO) mentor, religious leader, former director of Christian education, first female ordained minister of Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA)

Mary Jacqueline Simon [Jackie] Moore (19 mar 1926 – 11 apr 2002 | Hannibal MO – Strasburg VA) poet, author, memoirist, WWII DuPont chemist

Lynne Sharon Schwartz (19 mar 1939 – Brooklyn NY) poet, critic, novelist, translator, memoirist

Linda Cozby Wertheimer (19 mar 1943 – Carlsbad NM) author, National Public Radio journalist

Myung-wha Chung (19 mar 1944 – Seoul, South Korea) Korean-American cellist, Goodwill Ambassador in Korea for UNICEF and UNDCP  (United Nations Drug Control Program)

Linda Byrd Johnson Robb (19 mar 1944 – Washington DC) chairwoman, magazine editor, social / cultural activist,  former US Presidential family member

Diana Catani-Soviero (19 mar 1946 – Jersey City NJ) operatic soprano

Kathleen [Kate] Braid (19 mar 1947 – Calgary, Alberta) Canadian poet, author, biographer

Glenn Close (19 mar 1947 – Greenwich CT) singer, actress, film producer

Donna Fournier Cuomo (19 mar 1947 – Lawrence MA) state politician, violence prevention activist / educator, September 11 World Trade Center survivor

Joyce Borenstein (19 mar 1950 – Montreal, Quebec) author, animator, director, illustrator, documentary filmmaker

Kathy Gori (19 mar 1951 – San Francisco CA) screenwriter, radio personality, voice actress

Laurie S. Sutton (19 mar 1953 – Woodbury NJ) comic book writer, children’s author

Jill Ellen Abramson (19 mar 1954 – New York NY) author, journalist, political columnist, former and first female NYTimes executive editor

Paige Matthews Peterson (19 mar 1955 – Belvedere CA) figural / portrait / landscape painter, children’s book illustrator, Chief Growth and Development Consultant at Attitudinal Healing International, National Council on US-Arab Relations board member

Brenda Cherry (19 mar 1958 – Blossom TX) civil / human rights activist, president / co-founder of nonprofit Concerned Citizens for Racial Equality (CCFRE)

Roberta Naas (19 mar 1958 – Hawthorne NJ) author, journalist

Justine Cassell (19 mar 1960 – New York NY) author, linguist, professor, researcher

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