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Dorothea Lynde Dix (04 apr 1802 – 17 jul 1887 | Hampden ME – Trenton NJ) nurse, social / political activist, adult / children’s author, US Civil War Superintendent of Army Nurses, indigent insane asylum creator / reformer

Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter (04 apr 1869 – 08 jan 1958 | Pittsburgh PA – Santa Fe NM) artist, art teacher, architect, interior designer, aka Architect of the Southwest

Mary Coffin Ware Dennett (04 apr 1872 – 25 jul 1947 | Worcester MA – Valatie NY) activist, pacifist, suffragist, pamphleteer, sex educator, homeopathic advocate, Voluntary Parenthood League co-founder

Dorothy Lerner Gordon (04 apr 1889 – 11 may 1970 | Odessa, Russia – New York NY) singer, author, musician, radio broadcaster

Helen Dore Boylston (04 apr 1895 – 30 sep 1984 | Portsmouth NH – Trumbull CT) nurse, novelist, memoirist, young adult fiction and non-fiction author

Amy White Jones (04 apr 1899 – 08 oct 1992 | Buffalo NY – Escondido CA) artist, public muralist, aka Amy Jones Frisbie, book / magazine illustrator, founding member Saranac Lake Art League

Ernestine Moller Gilbreth Carey (04 apr 1908 – 04 nov 2006 | New York NY – Fresno CA) novelist, co-author, memoirist

Eunice Walker Johnson (04 apr 1916 – 03 jan 2010 | Selma AL – Chicago IL) fashion show founder, magazine owner / publisher

Joyce Ballantyne Brand (04 apr 1918 – 15 may 2006 | Norfolk NE – Ocala FL) fine artist, portrait painter, commercial artist, created the Coppertone Girl ad icon

Dorothy Dinnerstein (04 apr 1923 – 17 dec 1992 | Bronx NY – Englewood NJ) activist, author, professor, psychologist

Maya Angelou (04 apr 1928 – 28 may 2014 | St Louis MO – Winston-Salem NC) poet, activist, author, playwright, professor, film director / producer, née Marguerite Ann Johnson

Rosalie Bertel (04 apr 1929 – 14 jun 2012 | Buffalo NY – Langhorne PA) author, epidemiologist, dual US / CAN citizenship, sister of Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, cancer / radiation research expert, environmental / anti-nuclear activist

Adele Khoury Graham (04 apr 1938 – Miami FL) former school teacher, former First Lady of Georgia State, school volunteer activist, elder health rights advocate

Frances Mayes (04 apr 1940 – Fitzgerald GA) poet, novelist, memoirist, creative writing professor

Elizabeth Levy (04 apr 1942 – New York NY) children’s author, young-adult mystery novelist

Kitty Kelley (04 apr 1942 – Spokane WA) journalist, author of unauthorized biographies

Katherine Neville (04 apr 1945 – St Louis MO) photographer, portrait painter, adventure novelist

Christine Ann Lahti (04 apr 1950 – Birmingham MI) blogger, actress, film director, political activist

Shellen Lubin (04 apr 1953 – Valley Stream NY) writer, director, performer, music / theatre teacher

Chen Yi (04 apr 1953 – Guangzhou, China) Chinese-American violinist, composer

Julie Carmen (04 apr 1954 – New York NY) actress, dancer, psychotherapist, family / marriage therapist, drama and yoga therapy activist / practitioner

Evelyn Anne Hart (04 apr 1956 – Toronto, Ontario) ballerina, freelance dance artist, former principal dance with Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Diana Furchtgott-Roth (04 apr 1958 – United States) author, columnist, economist

Lorraine Toussaint (04 apr 1960 – Trinidad, West Indies Federation) producer, stage / film actress

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