08 aug 01 | Women.Born.Today

Anne Willing Bingham (01 aug 1764 – 11 may 1801 | Philadelphia PA – Bermuda) socialite, artist’s model, letter correspondent

Maria Mitchell (01 aug 1818 – 28 jun 1889 | Nantucket MA – Lynn MA) suffragist, professor, astronomer, first American woman to work as professional astronomer, discovered Miss Mitchell’s Comet [initially named C/1847 Ti, credited to an Italian man]

Ida Craddock (01 aug 1857 – 16 oct 1902 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) Quaker, occultist, free speech advocate, women’s rights activist

Angela Diller (01 aug 1877 – 01 may 1968 | Brooklyn NY – Stamford CT) pianist, author, teacher, Diller-Quaile School of Music co-founder

Paula Hilburn Blackton (01 aug 1881 – 27 mar 1930 | Georgia US – Hollywood CA) writer, actress, film director

Edna Bell Scott Sewell (01 aug 1881 – 01 oct 1967 | Ambia IN – Lafayette IN) farm women’s activist / advocate, unpublished autobiographical author

Evalyn Walsh McLean (01 aug 1886 – 26 apr 1947 | Leadville CO – Washington DC) heiress, memoirist, folk figure, last private owner of the Hope Diamond

Aline Murray Kilmer (01 aug 1888 – 01 oct 1941 | Norfolk VA – Stillwater Township NJ) poet, children’s author

Helen Taft Manning (01 aug 1891 – 21 feb 1987 | Cincinnati OH – Philadelphia PA) author, historian, suffragist, women’s rights activist, college dean, White House hostess [obituary]

Josephine Ursula Herrick (01 aug 1897 – 27 mar 1972 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) teacher, photographer, entrepreneur, WWII Manhattan Project photographer, founded / led arts-based charity Josephine Herrick Project, pioneered teaching photography as therapy for wounded war veterans

Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg (01 aug 1905 – 28 jan 1993 | Lowell MA – Richmond Hill, Ontario) journalist, astronomer, pioneer researcher in variable stars and globular clusters, first female president of several astronomical organizations

Jackie Ormes (01 aug 1911 – 26 dec 1985 | Monongahela PA – Chicago IL) first African-American woman cartoonist, née Zelda Mavin Jackson

Anne Hébert (01 aug 1916 – 22 jan 2000 | St Catherine de Fossambault, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec ) poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, short story writer

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