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Fanny Fern (09 jul 1811 – 10 oct 1872 | Portland ME – New York NY) novelist, humorist, newspaper columnist, children’s book author, née Sarah Payson Willis

Clara Louise Kellogg (09 jul 1842 – 13 may 1916 | Sumterville SC – New Hartford CT) memoirist, operatic prima donna, opera company founder / director

Dorothy Thompson (09 jul 1893 – 30 jan 1961 | Lancaster NY – Lisbon, Portugal) journalist, radio broadcaster, aka First Lady of American Journalism, Second Most Influential Woman in America

Eunice Allen Lyons Sanborn (09 jul 1895 – 31 jan 2011 | Lake Charles LA – Cherokee TX) community activist, supercentenarian (lived 114 years, 195 days)

Editta Rinaldo Sherman (09 jul 1912 – 01 nov 2013 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) photographer, aka Doyenne of Carnegie Hall [obituary]

Alma Fairfax Murray Carlisle (09 jul 1927 – Alexandria VA) African-American architect, architectural historian

Virginia Bulkley Whitehill (09 jul 1928 – Dallas TX) civil activist, women’s rights advocate

Eula Bingham (09 jul 1929 – Covington KY) author, scientist, former US Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health

Janice [Jan] Richmond Lourie (09 jul 1930 – United States) author, graphic artist, computer scientist

June Millicent Jordan (09 jul 1936 – 14 jun 2002 | Harlem NY – Berkeley CA) Jamaican-American poet, writer, bisexual activist

Helen Louise Morrison (09 jul 1942 – Greensburg PA) author, forensic psychiatrist, serial killer researcher

Linda Sue Cobb Bruckheimer (09 jul 1945 – Victoria County TX) editor, novelist, philanthropist

Mary-Ellis Bunim (09 jul 1946 – 29 jan 2004 | Northampton MA – Burbank CA) tv producer / program co-creator

Joanna Mercedes Alessandra Sturm (09 jul 1946 – United States) author, historian, philanthropist

Louise Dupré (09 jul 1949 – Sherbrooke, Quebec) poet, author, editor, journalist

Teresa Ann [Terry] Sullivan (09 jul 1949 – Kewanee IL) author, sociologist, university president / administrator

Christie Vilsack (09 jul 1950 – Mount Pleasant IA) politician, cookbook author, literacy advocate, former First Lady of Iowa

Amanda Bennett (09 jul 1952 – Cambridge MA) author, journalist, former newspaper editor

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