04 apr 01 | women.born.today

Martha Wadsworth Brewster (01 apr 1710 – c. 1757 | Lebanon CT – Lebanon CT) poet, writer

Agnes Repplier (01 apr 1855 – 15 nov 1950 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) author, essayist, biographer, cat owner / lover

Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (01 apr 1866 – 30 jul 1948 | Lexington KY – Chicago IL) author, social activist / scientist, higher education innovator, Progressive Era social reformer

Aurelia Henry Reinhardt (01 apr 1877 – 28 jan 1948 | San Francisco CA – Palo Alto CA) Unitarian, moderator, college president

Aline Barnsdall (01 apr 1882 – 18 dec 1946 | Bradford PA – Olive Hill KY) radical, heiress, feminist, iconoclast, philanthropist, patron of the arts, experimental theater producer, commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design Hollyhock House at Olive Hill KY

Emma Adelaide Hahn (01 apr 1893 – 08 jul 1967 | New York NY – New York NY) linguist, classicist, professor, Latin / Indo-European specialist, first female president of Linguistic Society of America

Alberta Hunter (01 apr 1895 – 17 oct 1984 | Memphis TN – Roosevelt Island NY) nurse, composer, jazz / blues singer-songwriter, aka May Alix, Josephine Beatty

Julia [Jerry] Grout (01 apr 1898 – 23 apr 1984 | Brookfield MA – Chapel Hill NC) author, lecturer, essayist, researcher, women’s physical education advocate, first director of physical education at Duke University

Dorothy McCullough Lee (01 apr 1901 – 19 feb 1981 | Oakland CA – Portland OR) attorney, politician, first female Mayor of Portland OR, US Parole Commission member

Esther Elvina Rose Holbeck (01 apr 1901 – 16 jul 1990 | Two Harbors MN – La Mesa CA) painter, calligrapher

Cecelia Barber [Jackie] Martin (01 apr 1903 – 15 dec 1969 | Braddock PA – Washington DC) editor, writer, photographer, photojournalist, member Women’s National Press Club

Clara McBridge Hale (01 apr 1905 – 18 dec 1992 | Elizabeth City NC – New York NY) aka Mother Hale, humanitarian, founded Hale House, abandoned / addicted infant activist

Augusta Braxton Baker (01 apr 1911 – 23 feb 1998 | Baltimore MD – Columbia SC) African-American author, librarian, storyteller, children’s literature advocate

Anne Inez McCaffrey (01 apr 1926 – 21 nov 2011 | Cambridge MA – Dragonhold-Underhill, Ireland) romance / science fiction novelist

Toni Packer (01 apr 1927 – 23 aug 2013 | Berlin, Germany – Mt Morris  NY) Krishnamurti follower, disenchanted Zen Buddhist, Springwater Center founder, meditative inquiry activist / teacher / advocate

Vivan Adelberg Rudow (01 apr 1936 – US) composer, conductor, concert producer, performance artist

Elizabeth Alice [Ali] MacGraw (01 apr 1939 – Pound Ridge NY) actress, animal rights activist, autobiographical author

Lavina Washines (01 apr 1940 – 02 jun 2011 | Yakama WA – Yakama WA) Kah-milt-pah elder, preservationist, treaty rights / sovereignty activist, first female leader of Yakama Nation

Felicia Hardison Londré (01 apr 1941 – Fort Lewis WA) author, essayist, professor of theater, Shakespearean authorship scholar, 19th-20th c. French / American / Russian theater history specialist

Shirley Render (01 apr 1943 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) author, teacher, lecturer, politician, magazine editor, aviation historian

Judy Fiskin (01 apr 1945 – Chicago IL) author, photographer, video artist, professor at California Institute of the Arts

Francine Prose (01 apr 1947 – Brooklyn NY) critic, author, novelist, essayist, short fiction writer, visiting professor of literature, former president of PEN American Center

Irene Maxine Pepperberg (01 apr 1949 – Brooklyn NY) author, professor, researcher, animal cognition specialist, parrot / wildlife conservationist, Alex Foundation founder / president

Richie Tankersley Cusick (01 apr 1952 – New Orleans LA) novelist

Evelyn Marie Gillespie (01 apr 1952 – Calgary, Alberta) politician, resort owner, abused women’s and children’s shelter coordiator, coordinated volunteer programs at Addiction Research Foundation

Vicky Hamilton (01 apr 1958 – Charleston WV) artist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker

Martha P. Tedeschi (01 apr 1958 – US) author, curator, art historian, current director of Harvard Art Museums, British and American prints and drawings specialist

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