women.born.today | 05 may 16

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (16 may 1804 – 03 jan 1894 | Billerica MA – Jamaica Plain MA) US editor, writer, educator, translator, school founder, bookstore owner, Transcendentalist, kindergarten founder / teacher / activist

Mary Nimmo Moran (16 may 1842 – 25 sep 1899 | Strathaven, Scotland – East Hampton NY) Scottish-American etcher, landscape artist

Elizabeth Armstrong Reed (16 may 1842 – 18 jun 1915 | Winthrop ME – Chicago IL) editor, author, Oriental scholar

LaSalle Corbell Pickett (16 may 1843 – 22 mar 1931 | Nansemond VA – Richmond VA) US author, lecturer, biographer Civil War Confederate memoirist

Matilda Calder Thurston (16 may 1875 – 18 apr 1958 | Hartford CT – Auburndale MA) US missionary, memoirist, college founder

Mabel Earl McGinnis (16 may 1876 – unknown | Ulster NY – unknown) US cookbook author, aka Antonia Isola

Laura Wheeler Waring (16 may 1877 – 03 feb 1948 | Hartford CT – Philadelphia PA) Harlem Renaissance painter, educator, art teacher

Anne O’Hare McCormick (16 may 1880 – 29 may 1954 | Wakefield UK – New York NY) British-American journalist, foreign news correspondent

Amy Loveman (16 may 1881 – 11 dec 1955 | New York NY – New York NY) US editor, author, columnist, essayist, literary reviewer

Laura Wheeler Waring (16 may 1887 – 13 feb 1948 | Hartford CT – Philadelphia PA) US educator, Harlem Renaissance portrait painter

Margot Arnold (16 may 1925 – Plymouth UK ) British-American novelist, serial mystery fiction writer, née Petronelle Marguerite Mary Cook

Nancy Roman (16 may 1925 – Nashville TN) US educator, astronomer, public speaker, women-in-science activist / advocate, one of first females at NASA

Jean Lucille Gleason Macy (16 may 1928 – 09 may 2009 | Santa Cruz CA – Fall River Mills CA) artist, watercolorist, doll / puppet maker

Adrienne Rich (16 may 1929 – 27 mar 2012 | Baltimore MD – Santa Cruz CA) US poet, essayist, feminist

Denise Filiatrault (16 may 1931 – Montreal, Canada) Canadian actress, director

Shirley Bear (16 may 1936 – Negootgook Reserve, New Brunswick) Tobique First Nation poet, artist, author, activist, photographer

Joan Mankin (16 may 1948 – 26 sep 2015 | Minneapolis MN – San Francisco CA) actor, clown, feminist, performance artist

Sally Sheinman (16 may 1949 – Watertown NY) American-British visual artist

Jeannine Mosley (16 may 1953 – Pittsburgh PA) origami artist, installation artist, electrical engineer / mathematician

Debra Winger (16 may 1955 – Cleveland Heights OH) actress, memoirist, film producer

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