03 mar 31 | women.born.today

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (31 mar 1823 – 22 nov 1886 | Stateburg SC – Camden SC) diarist, novelist, political family member

Mary Abigail Dodge (31 mar 1833 – 17 aug 1896 | Hamilton MA – Hamilton MA) critic, editor, author, essayist, education advocate, aka Gail Hamilton

Mary Sherwood (31 mar 1856 – 24 may 1935 | Ballston Spa NY – Baltimore MD) physician, suffragist, women’s / public health advocate

Susanah [Susie] Norris Fitkin (31 mar 1870 – 18 oct 1951 | Ely, Quebec – Oakland CA) author, minister, memoirist, evangelist, founder / president of Women’s Foreign Missionary Society (now Nazarene Missions International), co-funded / co-founded numerous churches / hospitals / children’s care facilities

Muriel Hazel Wright (31 mar 1889 – 27 feb 1975 | Lehigh OK – Oklahoma City OK) editor, author, teacher, Choctaw historian, aka The Historian of Oklahoma

Sarah Yeiter Mason (31 mar 1896 – 28 nov 1980 | Pima AZ – Los Angeles CA) screenwriter, script supervisor

Marion Morehouse Cummings (31 mar 1906 – 18 may 1969 | New York NY – New York NY) photographer, model / artist’s model, literary family figure

Viola Sophia Wendt (31 mar 1907 – 23 mar 1986 | Boise ID – Waukesha WI) poet, educator

Dorothy DeLay (31 mar 1917 – 24 mar 2002 | Medicine Lodge KS – Upper Nyack NY) violinist, professor, master violin teacher, founded the Stuyvesant Trio

Beth Krush (31 mar 1918 – 02 feb 2009 | Washington DC – Bryn Mawr PA) artist, children’s book illustrator, drawing / illustration professor, creative collaborator with husband Joe Krush

Mary Florence Woody (31 mar 1926 – 28 apr 2010 | LaFayette AL – Decatur GA) nurse, university professor, hospital administrator, American Nurses Association and professional nursing associations integration leader / advocate

Joan Feynman (31 mar 1927 – Queens NY) editor, author, co-author, essayist, astrophysicist, solar wind / sun-earth relations / magnetosphere expert, origins of auroras specialist, created method for predicting sun spot cycles

Anne Elisabeth Jane [Liz] Claiborne (31 mar 1929 – 26 jun 2007 | Brussels, Belgium – New York NY) Belgian-born American fashion designer, businesswoman, co-founder / head designer at Liz Claiborne clothiers

Marge Piercy (31 mar 1936 – Detroit MI) poet, novelist, feminist, social activist, former New Left and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) political activist

Nancy Kozikowski (31 mar 1943 – Albuquerque NM) painter, weaver, tapestry specialist, carpet designer / maker, silk embroidery designer, public installation artist

Valerie Curtin (31 mar 1945 – New York NY) actress, screenwriter

Christine Weidinger (31 mar 1946 – Springville NY) operatic soprano, former resident artist, founding head teacher of Triangle Opera Studios

Penny Cousineau-Levine (31 mar 1947 – Fredericton, New Brunswick) artist, author, curator, professor, photography theorist

Beverle Graves Myers (31 mar 1951 – Louisville KY) mystery novelist, short fiction author

Donna Miller Thomas (31 mar 1957 – San Francisco CA) author, book artist, conceptual artist, publisher, papermaker, hand-made book advocate / educator

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