04 apr 05 | women.born.today

Sybil Ludington (05 apr 1761 – 26 feb 1839 | Ludingtonville NY – Catskill NY) folk figure, US Revolutionary War heroine

Mary Jane Holmes (05 apr 1825 – 06 oct 1907 | Brookfield MA – Brockport NY) novelist, short story writer

Nellie Neilson (05 apr 1873 – 26 may 1947 | Philadelphia PA – South Hadley MA) author, historian, first female American Historical Association president

María Montoya Martínez (05 apr 1881 [0r 1887] – 20 jul 1980 | San Ildefonso NM – San Ildefonso NM) ceramic artist, self-taught Tewa potter, aka Po-Ve-Ka [Pond Lily]

Fannia Mary Cohn (05 apr 1885 – 24 dec 1962 | Kletsk, Belarus – New York NY) author, trade union educational advocate, co-founding director of Brookwood Labor College, International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) activist / leader / first female vice-president,

Mary Welsh Hemingway (05 apr 1908 – 26 nov 1986 | Walker MN – New York NY) journalist, literary figure, autobiographical author

Lily Auchincloss (05 apr 1922 – 06 jun 1996 | Newark NJ – Manhattan NY) writer, editor, journalist, art collector, philanthropist

Maxine Cheshire (05 apr 1930 – Harlan KY) journalist, newspaper reporter, aka The Last of the Fast-Draw Gunslingers at the Washington Post

Mary Costa (05 apr 1930 – Knoxville TN) operatic soprano, voice actress, children’s / teen motivational speaker, Childhelp anti-child abuse activist

Barbara Holland (05 apr 1933 – 07 sep 2010 | Washington DC – Bluemont VA) essayist, memoirist, biographical / historical nonfiction author

Nancy Holt (05 apr 1938 – 08 feb 2014 | Worcester MA – New York NY) land artist, photographer, public sculptor, installation artist, artist’s book author

Carmen Guillén Fariña (05 apr 1943 – Brooklyn NY) author, educator, administrator, former NYC Deputy Schools Chancellor for Teaching and Learning

Ann Maxwell (05 apr 1944 – Milwaukee WI) nonfiction author, sci-fi / crime / romance collaborative novelist, aka A. E. Maxwell, Elizabeth Lowell

Michele Rose McBride (05 apr 1945 – 04 jul 2001 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) memoirist, burn survivor, established Phoenix Program for burn survivors / families

Marion Alice Coburn [M. A. C.] Farrant (05 apr 1947 – Sydney, Australia) Canadian memoirist, journalist, humorist, short fiction writer

Debbie Stafford (05 apr 1953 – Rapid City SD) minister, politician, auctioneer, domestic violence counselor

Theresa Rose Bajt (05 apr 1956 – Joliet IL) author, actress, clinical psychologist

Constance L. [Connie] Rice (05 apr 1953 – Washington DC) attorney, civil rights activist, National Public Radio commentator, co-founder / co-director of LA Advancement Project

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