08 aug 02 | Women.Born.Today

Marie-Anne Gaboury Lagimodière (02 aug 1780 – 14 dec 1875 | Maskinongé, Quebec – Saint-Boniface, Manitoba) pioneer / settler, Canadian folk figure, aka Grandmother of the Red River

Hannah Jones Armstrong Wilcox (02 aug 1810 – 19 aug 1890 | Illinois US – Winterset IA) folk figure, Lincoln neighbor, Lincoln defended her son Duff in Almanac Trial

Carrie Estelle Betzold Doheny (02 aug 1875 – 30 oct 1958 | Philadelphia PA – Los Angeles CA) philanthropist, rare book collector, library foundress

Sarah Tilghman Hughes (02 aug 1896 – 23 apr 1985 | Baltimore MD – Dallas TX) lawyer, politician, political activist, federal judge, swore in LBJ after JFK assassination, advocated bill allowing women in Texas to sit on juries (enacted 1954)

Bessie Grace Boehm Moore (02 aug 1902 – 24 oct 1995 | Owensboro KY – Little Rock AR) educator, library activist, ALA leader

Mina Spiegel Rees (02 aug 1902 – 25 oct 1997 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) essayist, mathematician, first female Chair US Council of Graduate Schools, first female president American Association for the Advancement of Science

Myrna Adele Williams Loy (02 aug 1905 – 14 dec 1993 | Helena MT – New York NY) actress, autobiographical author, WWII Red Cross administrator, UNESCO member-at-large, co-chair US National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing

Mary Hamman (02 aug 1907 – 18 nov 1984 | Baltimore MD – New York NY) author, humorist, magazine editor

Ruth Lilly (02 aug 1915 – 30 dec 2009 | Indianapolis IN – Indianapolis IN) heiress, philanthropist, patron of arts and poetry

Betsy Newling Bloomingdale (02 aug 1922 – 19 jul 2016 | Los Angeles CA – Los Angeles CA) heiress, socialite, fashion icon / expert

Geles Cabrera (02 aug 1929 – Mexico City, Mexico) sculptor, founded / directed first free sculpture museum in the Americas

Philippa Duke Schuyler (02 aug 1931 – 09 may 1967 | Harlem NY – Da Nang, Vietnam) pianist, feminist, child prodigy, war correspondent

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