06 jun 28

Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (28 jun 1851 – 24 apr 1920 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) writer, hymnist, educator, Sunday School superintendent

Grace Rainey Rogers (28 jun 1867 – 09 may 1943 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) heiress, art collector, philanthropist

Anne Goldthwaite (28 jun 1869 – 29 jan 1944 | Montgomery AL – New York NY) painter, printmaker, women’s / equal rights advocate

Clara Maass (28 jun 1876 – 24 aug 1901 | East Orange NJ – Havana, Cuba) nurse, medical martyr, victim of yellow fever human research experiments

Valeska Suratt (28 jun 1882 – 02 jul 1962 | Owensville IN – Washington DC) Bah’ai, silent film actress, autobiographical author, aka Empress of Fashions

Esther Forbes (28 jun 1891 – 12 aug 1967 | Westborough MA – Worcester MA) novelist, historian, children’s writer

Florence Henri (28 jun 1893 – 24 jul 1982 | New York NY – Laboissière-en-Thelle, France) avant-garde artist, photographer

Maria Goeppert-Meyer (28 jun 1906 – 20 feb 1972 | Katowice, Poland – San Diego CA) author, professor, theoretical physicist, Manhattan Project member, second female Nobel Prize winner in Physics

Marie Joan Lyons Killilea (28 jun 1913 – 23 oct 1991 New York NY – Larchmont NY) author, activist, cerebral palsy activist, National United Cerebral Palsy Foundation co-founder

Marian Alexander Spencer (28 jun 1920 – Gallipolis OH) civil rights activist, first female African-American Vice Mayor of Cincinnati City Council

Betty Skelton Erde (28 jun 1926 – 31 aug 2011 | Pensacola FL – The Villages FL) author, aerobatics pilot, race car driver / land speed record holder, first female technical narrator for GM at auto shows, aviation / auto racing / astronautics / advertising pioneer / record-breaker, aka The First Lady of Firsts

Janet Cox-Rearick (28 jun 1930 – Bronxville NY) author, art historian, American-British, Distinguished Professor of art history

Maureen Howard (28 jun 1930 – Bridgeport CT) writer, editor, autobiographical author

Sarah Mae Flemming Brown (28 jun 1933 – 16 jun 1993 | Eastover SC – Eastover SC) domestic worker, civil rights activist, bus action / lawsuit preceded Rosa Parks

Gisèle Deschamps Lalonde (28 jun 1933 – Vanier, Ontario) Vanier city mayor, community activist, autobiographical author

Anne Rose Pellowski (28 jun 1933 – Arcadia WI) Polish-American librarian, storyteller, children’s novelist, non-fiction author

Bette Greene (28 jun 1934 – Memphis TN) reporter, essayist, screenwriter, short fiction writer, children’s / young adult novelist

Shelagh Dawn Grant (28 jun 1938 – Montreal, Quebec) author, co-editor, historian, retired professor of History and Canadian Studies

Barbara Ellen Handschu (29 jun 1942 – Brooklyn NY) attorney, political activist, former criminal defense lawyer, first female president of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Sena Jeter Naslund (28 jun 1942 – Birmingham AL) novelist, short fiction writer, Writer-in-Residence, Spalding MFA Program Director

Louise Virginia Snodgrass (28 jun 1942 – 12 jun 2009 | Baltimore MD – Dover DE) mayor, politician, special needs activist / advocate

Enid Dame (28 jun 1943 – 25 dec 2003 | Beaver Falls PA – Brooklyn NY) poet, editor, teacher, publisher, fiction writer

Janelle Diane Williams Taylor (28 jun 1944 – Athens GA) historical romance novelist

Laura Kalpakian (28 jun 1945 – Long Beach CA) author, memoirist, aka Juliet Fitzgerald and Carenna Jane Greye

Gilda Radner (28 jun 1946 – 20 may 1989 | Detroit IL – Los Angeles CA) actress, comedian, memoirist, cancer awareness advocate

Laura D’Andrea Tyson (28 jun 1947 – Bayonne NJ) author, economist

Kathleen Doyle [Kathy] Bates (28 jun 1948 – Memphis TN) actress, director, producer

Peggy A. Nash (28 jun 1951 – Toronto, Ontario) author, essayist, politician, labor official

Gloria M. Coruzzi (28 jun 1954 – New York NY) author, molecular biologist, plant genomics professor / researcher

Deborah Grabien (28 jun 1954 – San Francisco CA) editor, novelist, essayist, short story writer

Darcy Pattison (28 jun 1954 – Albuquerque NM) blogger, indie publisher, writing teacher, children’s fiction / nonfiction author

Achy Obejas (28 jun 1956 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-American poet, editor, novelist, translator, journalist

Suzanne M. Levine (28 jun 1957 – New York NY) author, podiatrist, social activist, tv commentator

Linda Amyot (28 jun 1958 – Montreal, Quebec) novelist, short fiction writer, tv documentary writer / editor

Donna F. Edwards (28 jun 1958 – Yanceyville NC) lawyer, state politician, community activist, co-founder / first Executive Director of National Network to End Domestic Violence

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