05 may 07

Juliet Ann Opie Hopkins (07 may 1818 – 09 mar 1890 | Jefferson County WV – Washington DC) US Civil War Confederate nurse, aka Florence Nightingale of the South

Harriet Starr Cannon (07 may 1823 – 29 mar 1896 | Charleston SC – Peekskill NY) religious, school founder, children’s advocate, spiritual leader / organizer, founded Episcopalian Sisterhood of St Mary

Varina Banks Howell Davis (07 may 1826 – 16 oct 1906 | Natchez MS – New York NY) writer, memoirist, columnist, Confederate States First Lady, post-war reconciliation activist

Margaret Elizabeth [Lizzie] Crozier French (07 may 1851 – 14 may 1926 | Knoxville TN – Washington DC) educator, suffragist, social reform activist

Mildred Valley Thornton (07 may 1890 – 27 jul 1967 | Rutherford, Ontario – Vancouver, British Columbia) portrait / landscape painter

Elizabeth Lindley Post (07 may 1920 – 24 apr 2010 | Edgewood NJ – Naples FL) etiquette editor / author / columnist

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (07 may 1927 – 03 apr 2013 | Cologne, Germany – New York NY) novelist, screenwriter, short story writer

Nonny Hogrogian (07 may 1932 – New York NY) Armenian-American children’s book author / illustrator

Kim Chernin (07 may 1940 – Bronx NY) poet, feminist, memoirist, pastoral counselor, fiction / nonfiction writer

Marion [Mimi] Alford (07 may 1943 – Red Bank NJ) memoirist, political figure, autobiographical author, aka Marion Beardsley Alford, Marion Fahnestock

Wendy Rose (07 may 1948 – Oakland CA) poet, artist, Hopi / Miwok, social scientist, anthropologist, aka Chiron Khanshendel, born Bronwen Elizabeth Edwards

Deborah Kay Butterfield (07 may 1949 – San Diego CA) sculptor / found object artist

Janina Fialkowska (07 may 1951 – Montreal, Quebec) classical pianist

Amy Heckerling (07 may 1954 – Bronx NY) film writer / director / producer

Leda Cosmides (07 may 1957 – Philadelphia PA) author, psychologist

Linda Maguire (07 may 1959 – Newport News VA) music / sensory therapies researcher, opera / classical singer / recording artist

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