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Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps (15 jul 1793 – 15 jul 1884 | Berlin CT – Baltimore MD) author, educator, textbook publisher, botanist / naturalist

Almira Olmstead Ambler (15 jul 1807 – 26 jun 1891 | Wilton CT – Danbury CT) folk figure, Civil War Union nurse, social activist / commentator

Olive Risley Seward (15 jul 1844 – 27 nov 1908 | Fredonia NY – Washington DC) memoirist, travel writer, founded Literary Society of Washington

Frances Xavier [Mother] Cabrini (15 jul 1850 – 22 dec 1917 | Sant’Angelo, Italy – Chicago IL) educator, missionary, memoirist, Catholic saint, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart founder / director

Julia Kein Wetherill Baker (15 jul 1858 – 25 jul 1931 | Woodville MS – New Orleans MS) poet, short fiction author, book review / music / theatre newspaper columnist

Maggie Lena Walker (15 jul 1867 – 15 dec 1934 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) African-American teacher, social activist, businesswoman, newspaper founder, first US female bank owner / president

Nan Wood Honeyman (15 jul 1881 – 10 dec 1970 | West Point NY – Woodacre CA) politician, first woman US Congresswoman from Oregon

Mabel [Thérèse] Bonney (15 jul 1894 – 15 jan 1958 | Syracuse NY – Paris, France) publicist, photo-essayist, photographer, WWII photojournalist

Estelle Peck Ishigo (15 jul 1899 – 25 feb 1990 | Oakland CA – Los Angeles CA) artist, author, WWII US internee at Heart Mountain WY

Dorothy Fields (15 jul 1905 – 28 mar 1974 | Allenhurst NJ – New York NY) lyricist, librettist

Amelia Stone Haygood (15 jul 1919 – 19 mar 2007 | Gainesville FL – Santa Monica CA) clinical psychologist, editor / director of publications, Delos classical music record company founder, developed treatment program for juvenile offenders / families [obituary]

Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn Adams Doty (15 jul 1920 – New Ulm MN) actress, novelist, memoirist

Connie Klingborg Boucher (15 jul 1923 – 20 dec 1995 | Seattle WA – San Francisco CA) author, conservationist, cartoon copyright licensing pioneer [obituary]

Shelley Riley Moore (15 jul 1926 – 13 sep 2014 | Miami FL – Charleston WV) educator, public speaker, First Lady of West Virginia, founded WV Mansion Preservation Foundation

Joanna Merlin (15 jul 1931 – Chicago IL) author, actress, teacher, casting director

Sandy Boucher (15 jul 1936 – Columbus OH) American author, Buddhist, feminist

Wallis Huberta Annenberg (15 jul 1939 – Philadelphia PA) Jewish-American philanthropist, Chair / President Annenberg Foundation

Bonnie J. Blackburn (15 jul 1939 – Albany NY) author, musicologist

Anne Montague (15 jul 1939 – Huntington WV) social activist, founder / director veterans training non-profit, founder / executive director West Virginia Rosie the Riveter Project

Lynn McDonald (15 jul 1940 – Canada) author, scholar, essayist, professor, anti-tobacco activist, former politician, environmental activist, co-founder / active member of The [Florence] Nightingale Society

Anne Kostelanetz Mellor (15 jul 1941 – United States) author, essayist, professor, specialist in art history, philosophy, gender studies, feminist theory, Romantic literature, British cultural history

Vivian Juanita Malone Jones (15 jul 1942 – 13 oct 2005 | Mobile AL – Atlanta GA) research analyst, civil rights activist, first African-American graduate University of Alabama

Kathleen A. [Kathy] Brynaert (15 jul 1944 – Detroit MI) educator, legislator, youth advocate, former Franciscan nun

Leilani Marietta O’Malley Muir (15 jul 1944 – Calgary, Alberta) social activist, autobiographical author, first successful lawsuit for wrongful sterilization under Sexual Sterilization Act of Alberta CA

Kristin Kuhns Alexandre (15 jul 1946 – Dayton OH) author, journalist, producer, screenwriter

Lydia Davis (15 jul 1947 – Northampton MA) novelist, essayist, translator, short story writer

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