05 may 23

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (23 may 1810 – 19 jul 1850 | Cambridgeport MA – off Fire Island NY) critic, editor, author, feminist, journalist, biographer, women’s rights activist

Frances Auretta Fuller Barritt Victor (23 may 1826 – 01 nov 1902 | Rome NY – Portland OR) poet, essayist, historian, columnist, historical novelist, aka Dorothy D. and Florence Fane

Ellen Clementine Doran Howarth (23 may 1827 – 23 dec 1899 | Cooperstown NY – Trenton NJ) poet

Olivia Ward Bush Banks (23 may 1869 – 08 apr 1944 | Sag Harbor NY – New York NY)  poet, author,  journalist, newspaper columnist, Montauk / African-American

Kate Barnard (23 may 1875 – 23 feb 1930 | Geneva NE – Oklahoma City OK) folk figure, pioneer politician, social / prison reformer, first female elected by all men before US suffrage

Grace Pearl Ingalls Dow (23 may 1877 – 10 nov 1941 | Burr Oak IA – Manchester SD) schoolteacher, folk / literary figure

Mary Susannah Edgar (23 may 1889 – 17 sep 1973 | Sundridge, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) author, hymnist, playwright, camp director

Mabel Walker Willebrandt (23 may 1889 – 06 apr 1963 | Woodsdale KS – Riverside CA)  first female public defender, aka First Lady of Law, second female U. S. Assistant Attorney General

Margaret Wise Brown (23 may 1910 – 13 nov 1952 | Brooklyn NY – Nice, France) editor, children’s book author

Celestine Sibley (23 may 1914 – 15 aug 1999 | Holley FL – Dog Island FL) author, journalist, syndicated columnist

Naomi Replansky (23 may 1918 – Bronx NY) poet

Ruth Adler Schnee (23 may 1923 – Frankfurt, Germany) architect, designer, textile artist

Gladys Mercedes Nordenstrom (23 may 1924 – Mora MN) musical composer

Aileen Clarke Hernandez (23 may 1926 – Brooklyn NY) union organizer, civil rights activist, women’s rights activist

Rosemary Clooney (23 may 1928 – 29 jun 2009 | Maysville KY – Beverly Hills CA) singer, actress, memoirist, autobiographical author, founded Rosemary Clooney Musical Festival, co-founded / co-chaired Betty Clooney Foundation for Brain-Injured

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