04 apr 03 | women.born.today

Mathilde Franziska Giesler Anneke (03 apr 1817 – 25 nov 1884 | Hiddinghausen, Prussia – Milwaukee WI) German-American author, socialist, essayist, educator, abolitionist, girls’ school founder, women’s rights activist

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (03 apr 1835 – 14 aug 1921 | Calais ME – Deer Island MA) poet, novelist, short story writer

Mary Scott [Mamie] Harrison McKee (03 apr 1858 – 28 oct 1930 | Indianapolis IN – Indianapolis IN) political family member, de facto White House Hostess / First Lady for father US President Benjamin Harrison, later estranged from her father

Elizabeth Evelyn Wright (03 apr 1872 – 14 dec 1906 | Talbotton GA- Battle Creek MI) African-American educator, humanitarian, founded several schools for black children

Augusta Curtiss Huiell Seaman Freeman (03 apr 1879 – 05 jun 1950 | New York NY – Seaside Park NJ) prolific children’s author

Margaret Seymour Carpenter (03 apr 1893 – 30 mar 1987 | Boston MA – Boston MA) novelist

Maria Cristina Mena Chambers (03 apr 1893 – 03 aug 1965 | Mexico City, Mexico – Brooklyn NY) memoirist, children’s author, short story writer, nonfiction author

Katherine Esau (03 apr 1898 – 04 jun 1997 | Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine – Santa Barbara CA) author, botanist, researcher

Muriel Sibell Wolle (03 apr 1898 – 09 jan 1977 | Brooklyn NY – Boulder CO) artist, author, illustrator, community activist, civil rights advocate, fine arts educator / administrator

Katharine [Kit] Ordway (03 apr 1899 – 27 jun 1979 | St Paul MN – Weston CT) botanist, heiress, philanthropist, conservationist

Eugenie Leontovich (03 apr 1900 – 03 apr 1993 | Kamenes, Russian Empire – New York NY) dramatist, producer, playwright, acting teacher, tv / film / theater actress,

Hildegarde Howard (03 apr 1901 – 28 feb 1998 | Washington DC – Laguna Hills CA) author, pioneering avian paleo-ornithologist

Mary Ammirato-Collins (03 apr 1908 – Hortense TX) poet, artist, enameller, librettist

Mary Alicia Rhett (03 apr 1915 – 03 jan 2014 | Savannah GA – Charleston SC) actress, portrait painter

Mabel Murphy Smythe-Haith (03 apr 1918 – 07 feb 2006 | Montgomery AL – Tuscaloosa AL) editor, author, professor, ambassador, civil rights activist, US / Africa exchange student innovator,  deputy director of NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Rosemary Kilbourn (03 apr 1931 – Toronto, Ontario) artist, engraver, printmaker

Rhea Bruria Carmi (03 apr 1942 – Jerusalem, Israel) Israeli-American mixed-media artist, abstract expressionist painter

Marsha Mason (03 apr 1942 – St Louis MO) actress, film director

Doon Arbus (03 apr 1945 – New York NY) editor, writer, journalist

Arlette Cousture (03 apr 1948 – Saint-Lambert, Quebec) novelist

Monique LaRue (03 apr 1948 – Longueuil, Quebec) novelist, essayist, literature professor, literary commentator

Jackie Diamond Hyman Wilson (03 apr 1949 – Menard TX) former reporter / columnist, romance / fantasy / horror / mystery novelist, aka Jacqueline Diamond, Jacqueline Topaz, Jacqueline Jade,Jackie Hyman, Jackie Diamond Hyman

Janet Kay Jensen (03 apr 1951 – Berkeley CA) novelist, nonfiction author

Sandra Keith Boynton (03 apr 1953 – Orange NJ) humorist, songwriter, director, music producer, children’s author / illustrator

Sarah Arvio (03 apr 1954 – Philadelphia PA) poet, essayist, translator

Sheila Colleen Bair (03 apr 1954 – Independence KS) author, politician, social activist, consumer advocate, financial administrator

Vicki Mabrey (03 apr 1956 – St Louis MO) broadcast journalist

Vanna Bonta (03 apr 1958 – 08 jul 2014 | Florence, Italy – Los Angeles CA) poet, actress, novelist, inventor, social commentator

Francesca Stern Woodman (03 apr 1958 – 19 jan 1981 | Boulder CO – New York NY) photographer

Kate Roberts (03 apr 1959 – Moorhead MN) author, historical museum curator

Robin Guarino (03 apr 1960 – US) opera and film director

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