07 jul 10

Laura Maria Sheldon Wright (10 jul 1809 – 21 jul 1886 | St Johnsbury VT – Iroquois NY) missionary, Seneca Iroquois rights activist / educator

Amanda M. Way (10 jul 1828 – 24 feb 1914 | Winchester IN – Whittier CA) social activist, Quaker minister, temperance leader, Women’s Tribune founder / publisher

Katherine Devereux Blake (10 jul 1858 – 2 feb 1950 | New York NY – St Louis MO) peace activist, women’s rights activist, principal / schoolteacher

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp (10 jul 1861 – 19 dec 1944 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) actress, dancer, memoirist, folk figure, frontier adventurer, common-law wife of Wyatt Earp

Margaret Eliza Ashmun (10 jul 1875 – 15 mar 1940 | Rural WI – West Springfield MA) poet, teacher, novelist, essayist, textbook author, short fiction writer

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (10 jul 1875 – 18 may 1955 | Mayesville SC – Daytona Beach CA) author, educator, school founder, African-American civil rights activist / leader

Ima Hogg (10 jul 1882 – 19 aug 1975 | Mineola TX – London, England) heiress, philanthropist, arts patron / collector, aka The First Lady of Texas

Mary O’Hara Alsop (10 jul 1885 – 14 oct 1980 | Cape May Point NJ – Chevy Chase MD) author, screenwriter

Hazel Hempel Abel (10 jul 1888 – 30 jul 1966 | Plattsmouth NE – Lincoln NE) politician, high school teacher / principal, first female Senator elected from Nebraska

Edith Smaw Hinkley Quimby (10 jul 1891 – 11 oct 1982 | Rockford IL – New York NY) author, physicist, medical researcher, nuclear medicine co-founder [obituary]

Rose Mackenberg (10 jul 1892 – 01 apr 1968 | Brooklyn NY – Suffolk NY) chief of team of detectives for Harry Houdini, private investigator specializing in fraudulent psychic mediums

Margaret Wood Bancroft (10 jul 1893 – 30 aug 1986 | Glasgow KY – San Diego CA) author, naturalist, coastal explorer, oral historian

Thésèse Forget Casgrain (10 jul 1896 – 03 nov 1981 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) politician, suffragist, senator, first Canadian woman to lead provincial political party

Mildred Wirt Benson (10 jul 1905 – 28 may 2002 | Ladora IA – Toledo OH) author, journalist, columnist, Nancy Drew Mystery series creator, children’s / young adult novelist, first female awarded Masters of Journalism (1927) University of Iowa, pennames: Carolyn Keene, Dorothy West, Frances Judd, Helen Louise Thorndyke

Mary Ingraham Bunting (10 jul 1910 – 21 jan 1998 | Brooklyn NY – Hanover NH) microbiologist, Radcliffe College president, instrumental in integrating women into Harvard University

Eunice Kennedy Shriver (10 jul 1921 – 11 aug 2009 | Brookline MA – Hyannis MA) author, social activist, Special Olympics founder, political family member, women / children’s rights advocate

Nell Blair Walden Blaine (10 jul 1922 – 14 nov 1996 | Richmond VA – New York NY) watercolorist, landscape painter

Bridget [Jean] Collins Kerr (10 jul 1922 – 05 jan 2003 | Scranton PA – White Plains NY) author, playwright

Deloris Florine [Stanton] Forbes (10 jul 1923 – Kansas City MO) crime reporter, mystery novelist, pennames: Tobias Wells, DeLoris S. Forbes

Mary Jane Russell (10 jul 1926 – 20 nov 2003 | Teaneck NJ – Charleston SC) fashion model, zoning / environmental activist

Alice Ann Laidlaw Munro (10 jul 1931 – Wingham, Ontario) Canadian author, short story writer, Nobel Prize for Literature

Julian Clare May (10 jul 1931 – Chicago IL) sci-fi / fantasy / horror / science children’s book author, pennames: Bob Cunningham, Judy Dikty, Lee N. Falconer, John Feilen, Wolfgang Amadeus Futslogg, Matthew G. Grant, Granny Roseboro, Ian Thorne, Jean Wright Thorne, George Zanderbergen

Jan DeGaetani (10 jul 1933 – 15 sep 1989 | Massillon OH – Rochester NY) contemporary classical mezzo-soprano

Betty Blayton Taylor (10 jul 1937 – Newport News VA) activist, advocate, artist, lecturer, social entrepreneur, arts administrator / educator

Helen Jeanette Erwin Donath (10 jul 1940 – Corpus Christi TX ) operatic soprano

Sandra Cecelia Seaton (10 jul 1942 – Columbia TN) librettist, playwright

Amalia Mesa-Bains (10 jul 1943 – Santa Clara CA) artist, author, curator, psychologist

Pamela [Jane] Barry (10 jul 1943 – Halifax, Nova Scotia) chemist, politician, community activist

Amy Knight (10 jul 1946 –Chicago IL) author, essayist, historian, professor, KGB / Soviet / Russian affairs specialist

Naomi Ragen (10 jul 1949 – New York NY) author, playwright, women’s rights activist, American-Israeli Orthodox Jew

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