04 apr 10 | women.born.today

Louise Chandler Moulton (10 apr 1835 – 10 aug 1908 | Pomfret CT – Boston MA) poet, critic, short-story writer, prose fiction author, literary salon hostess

Lucy Higgs Nichols (10 apr 1838 – 25 jan 1915 | Halifax County NC – New Albany IN) escaped slave, aka Aunt Lucy, Civil War Union nurse, Grand Army of the Republic sole female honorary member

Mary Emilie Holmes (10 apr 1850 – 13 feb 1906 | Chester NY – Rockford IL) geologist, educator, first female fellow of the Geological Society of America, co-founded seminary for young black women

Margaret [Daisy] Sutermeister (10 apr 1875 – 30 may 1950 | Milton MA – Milton MA)

Frances [Fannie Coralie] Perkins Wilson (10 apr 1880 – 14 may 1965 | Boston MA – New York NY) memoirist, politician, US Secretary of Labor, workers’ rights activist, woman behind the New Deal

Emily Taft Douglas (10 apr 1899 – 28 jan 1994 | Chicago IL – White Plains NY) author, biographer, politician, anti-nuclear advocate, helped establish the United Nations

Beatrice Fry Hyslop (10 apr 1899 – 23 jul 1973 | New York NY – Rochester NY) author, teacher, historian

Clare Boothe Luce (10 apr 1903 – 09 oct 1987 | New York NY – Washington DC) author, playwright, ambassador, first American woman appointed to major ambassadorial post abroad

Margaret Antoinette Clapp (10 apr 1910 – 03 may 1974 | East Orange NJ – Tyringham MA) author, scholar, educator, biographer, Wellesley College president, US cultural attaché to India, Pulitzer Prize in Biography laureate, US Information Agency Public Affairs minister-councilor

Ruth Windmüller Duckworth (10 apr 1919 – 18 oct 2009 | Hamburg, Germany – Chicago IL) modernist ceramic sculptor

Thelma Pressman (10 apr 1921 – 10 aug 2010 | California US – Rancho Mirage CA) restaurateur, cookbook author, development consultant, first US microwave cooking school founder

Johnnie Lee Percy Tillmon Blackston (10 apr 1926 – 22 nov 1995 | Scott AR – Los Angeles CA) African-American, writer, feminist, welfare rights activist, Aid to Needy Children founder, National Welfare Rights director [obituary]

Joan Ceciel Quigley (10 apr 1927 – 21 oct 2014 | Kansas City MO – San Francisco CA) astrologer, memoirist, US Presidential First Lady’s astrological consultant

Dolores Fernandez Huerta (10 apr 1930 – Dawson NM) author, speaker, labor leader, social justice activist

Bernice [Bingo] Bing (10 apr 1936 – 18 aug 1998 | San Francisco CA – Philo CA) Chinese-American artist, lesbian, Zen Buddhist, community activist, arts administrator, calligraphy-inspired abstraction painter

Garn Stephens (10 apr 1936 – Tulsa OK) tv / film actress, screenwriter, crime / mystery novelist

Barbara Steketee D’Amato (10 apr 1938 – Grand Rapids MI) novelist, serial mystery writer

Shirley Anne Rogers Walker (10 apr 1945 – 30 nov 2006 | Napa CA – Reno NV) jingle writer, composer, conductor, orchestrator, music arranger

Elodie Keene (10 apr 1949 – Paso Robles CA) tv / film editor, director, producer

Pamela Wallin (10 apr 1953 – Wadena, Saskatchewan) author, diplomat, broadcast journalist, corporate board member, former left-wing political activist

Anne Lamott (10 apr 1954 – San Francisco CA) activist, novelist, essayist, memoirist, nonfiction writer

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