03 mar 21 | women.born.today

Mary Dixon Kies (21 mar 1752 – 1837 | Killingly CT – Brooklyn NY) milliner, inventor, early female US patent holder [1809], invented new method of weaving straw with silk and thread

Antonia Maury (21 mar 1866 – 08 jan 1952 | Cold Spring NY – Dobbs Ferry NY) author, astronomer, published early catalog of stellar spectra

Amy Tanner (21 mar 1870 – 01 feb 1956 | Owatonna MN – Worcester MA) author, psychologist, doctor of philosophy, spiritual medium researcher, theater owner / manager, girls / women’s club activist

Anna Strunsky Walling (21 mar 1877 – 25 feb 1964 | Babinots, Russian Empire – San Francisco CA) author, Socialist, novelist, essayist, social / political activist

Mary Stuard Townsend Mason (21 mar 1886 – 1964 | Zanesville OH – Philadelphia PA) artist, harbor / still life / landscape painter

Mary E. Congdon (21 mar 1896 – 1987 | Sprague CT – Rhode Island US) aka Princess Red Wing, editor, historian, storyteller, preservationist, museum founder, Squaw Sachem New England Council of Chiefs

Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch (21 mar 1898 – 22 dec 1984 | Pittsburgh PA – Richmond VA) lyricist, journalist, film critic

Phyllis McGinley (21 mar 1905 – 22 feb 1978 | Ontario OR – New York NY) poet, author, essayist, children’s book writer

Helen Deutsch (21 mar 1906 – 15 mar 1992 | New York NY – New York NY) journalist, songwriter, screenwriter, theatre reviewer

Henrietta Kay [Henny] Backus (21 mar 1911 – 09 dec 2004 | Brooklyn NY – Los Angeles CA) author, memoirist, stage actress

Dorothy Estelle Murphy Healy (21 mar 1914 – 16 oct 1990 | Boothbay ME – Portland ME) curator, educator, historian, turkey farmer

Ruth Anderson (21 mar 1928 – Kalispell MT) Zen flutist, sound poet, orchestrator, electronic music composer

Gloria Griffen Cline (21 mar 1929 – 02 apr 1973 | San Francisco CA – Ireland) author, historian, professor, guest lecturer, Great Basin history specialist

Lin Bolen (21 mar 1941 – Benton IL) pioneering tv executive, game show producer, daytime soap opera program innovator

Kay Kurt (21 mar 1944 – Dubuque IA) American New Realist painter

Marie José Thériault (21 mar 1945 – Montreal, Quebec) writer, performer, translator

Alice Williams Cling (21 mar 1946 – Cow springs AZ) Navajo potter, ceramicist

Barbara Lethem Ibrahim (21 mar 1949 – US) author, sociologist, Arab world specialist, founding director of John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at American University in Cairo

Margot Franssen (21 mar 1952 – Netherlands) Dutch-Canadian, humanitarian, philanthropist, women’s rights activist, founder / partner / president The Body Shop Canada

Denise Di Novi (21 mar 1956 – Sherman Oaks CA) journalist, film director, producer

Teresa Nielsen Hayden (21 mar 1956 – Mesa AZ) teacher, essayist, fanzine writer, workshop facilitator, science fiction editor

Sarah Susanka (21 mar 1957 – Knockholt UK) author, architect, public speaker, English-born American, credited with initiating small house movement

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