05 may 19

Sarah Miriam Peale (19 may 1800 – 04 feb 1885 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) still-life / portrait painter

Margaret Junkin Preston (19 may 1820 – 28 mar 1897 | Milton PA – Baltimore MD) poet, essayist, memoirist, Confederate, blind late in life

Catherine Furbish (19 may 1834 – 06 dec 1931 | Exeter NH – Brunswick ME) botanist, illustrator, watercolorist, co-founded Maine Botanical Society

Fidelia Bridges (19 may 1834 – 14 may 1923 | Salem MA – Canaan CT) visual artist, plein-air painter, watercolorist

Mary Clare de Graffenried (19 may 1849 – 26 apr 1921 | Macon GA – Washington DC) author, social investigator / reformer

Julia Etta Crane (19 may 1855 – 11 jun 1923 | Potsdam NY – Potsdam NY) author, teacher, music educator, first US music school founder / principal

Helen Hartness Flanders (19 may 1890 – 23 may 1972 | Springfield VT – Springfield VT) poet, author, essayist, ethnomusicologist

Helen Steiner Ricer (19 may 1900 – 23 apr 1981 | Lorain OH – Cincinnati OH) poet, religious / inspirational writer

Morrnah Simeona (19 may 1913 – 11 feb 1992 | Honolulu HI – Munich, Germany) author, lecturer, Hawaiian healing teacher / practitioner

Miriam Marx (19 may 1927 – New York NY) author, memoirist

Gloria Emerson (19 may 1929 – 03 aug 2004 | New York NY – New York NY) author, journalist, war correspondent

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (19 may 1930 – 12 jan 1965 | Chicago IL – New York NY) author, activist, essayist, memoirist, playwright, first African-American / youngest winner New York Drama Critic Circle Award

Elena Poniatowska (19 may 1932 – Paris, France) author, novelist, essayist, journalist, literary / political activist, aka Mexico’s Grand Dame of Letters

Jane Brody (19 may 1941 – Brooklyn NY) health / nutrition non-fiction author

Nora Ephron (19 may 1941 – 26 jun 2012 | New York NY – New York NY) novelist, essayist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter

Kathy Boudin (19 may 1943 – New York NY) author, professor, social activist, former far-left radical / convicted felon murderer

Victoria Chaplin (19 may 1951 – Santa Monica CA) British-American circus performer, costume designer

Maureen McCormick (19 may 1956 – Encino CA) author, actress, recording artist

Jann Carl (19 may 1960 – Carthage MO) journalist, entertainment correspondent

 

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