04 apr 20 | women.born.today

Cynthia Farrar (20 apr 1795 – 25 jan 1862 | Marlborough NH – Ahmednagar, India) educator, pioneering unmarried female foreign missionary in India

Helen Dortch Longstreet (20 apr 1863 – 03 may 1963 | Carnesville GA – Milledgeville GA) postmistress, aka The Fighting Lady, Confederate memorialist, civil rights activist, environmental preservationist

Mary Agnes Meara Chase (20 apr 1869 – 24 sep 1963 | Iroquois County IL – Bethesda MD) author, botanist, feminist, typesetter, illustrator, proofreader, grasses specialist, women’s activist

Carmelita Chase Hinton (20 apr 1890 – 16 jan 1983 | Omaha NE – Concord MA) farmer, gardener, visionary, adventurer, progressive educator, founding director of The Putney School in Putney, Vermont

Caresse [Polly] Crosby (20 apr 1891 – 24 jan 1970 | New Rochelle NY – Rome, Italy) poet, publisher, ghost writer, avant-garde arts / literary figure, born Mary Phelps Jacob, founded Women Against War, invented / patented modern brassiere

Caroline Beaumont Zachry (20 apr 1894 – 22 feb 1945 | New York NY – New York NY) author, educational pscyhologist

Lyde Miller Roberts Marland (20 apr 1900 – 25 jul 1987 | Flourtown PA – Ponca City OK) socialite, folk figure, patron of arts, First Lady of Oklahoma

Elizabeth Blake Goudie (20 apr 1902 – 10 jun 1982 | Mud Lake, Labrador – Happy Valley, Labrador) cook, author, memoirist

Margery Kimball Clifford (20 apr 1908 – 14 apr 2000 | St Louis MO – Bethesda MD) cookbook author

Joyce Grill (20 apr 1936 – US) teacher, composer, conductor

Marcia Angell (20 apr 1939 – Knoxville TN) author, physician, medical writer, Senior Lecturer in Global Health / Social Medicine at Harvard, first female editor-in-chief New England Journal of Medicine

Blanche Wiesen Cook (20 apr 1941 – New York NY) biographer, Distinguished Professor of History, authored controversial biography of Eleanor Roosevelt

Grace Coddington (20 apr 1942 – Anglesey, Wales) Welsh-American stylist, former model, creative director for US Vogue magazine

Joni Evans (20 apr 1942 – Larchmont NY) book publisher, CEO / founding member wowOwow.com women’s website

Karyn Calabrese (20 apr 1947 – Chicago IL) author, raw foodist, restaurateur

April Gornik (20 apr 1953 – Cleveland OH) artist, realist landscape painter

Carrie Mae Weems (20 apr 1953 – Portland OR) African-American artist, photographer, mixed media artist working with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video

Pamela Gemin (20 apr 1954 – US) poet, editor, author, associate professor of English

Dody Jane Dorn (20 apr 1955 – US) film / sound editor

Rita Schiano (20 apr 1955 – US) novelist, keynote speaker, short story writer

Colleen Williams (20 apr 1955 – Winston-Salem NC) former teacher, tv news anchor, broadcast journalist

Aviva Chomsky (20 apr 1957 – US) author, activist, historian, professor of history, former worker for United Farm Workers Union, Latin American solidarity / immigrants’ rights issues activist

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