08 aug 04 | Women.Born.Today

Susanna Wright (04 aug 1697 – 01 dec 1784 | Lancashire, England – Wright’s Ferry PA) poet, pundit, author, pioneer, translator, landowner, entrepreneur, multi-linguist, first American female silk farmer / producer / exporter

Florence Newell Barbour (04 aug 1866 – 24 jul 1946 | Providence RI – Providence RI) musician, composer

Emily Helen Butterfield (04 aug 1884 – 22 mar 1958 | Algonac MI – Neebish Island MI) artist, editor, author, architect, feminist activist, children’s book writer, first licensed female architect in Michigan, pen-and-ink / watercolor illustrator

Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong (04 aug 1890 – 18 jan 1976 | San Francisco CA – Oakland CA) author, legal scholar, law professor, social insurance advocate

Hedwig Lindberg [Hedda] Sterne (04 aug 1910 – 08 apr 2011 | Bucharest, Romania – New York NY) pioneering Romanian-American abstract expressionist painter / printmaker, sole female member of The Irascibles group of artists

Rebecca Lepkoff (04 aug 1916 – 17 aug 2014 | New York NY – Townshend VT) author, street photographer [obituary]

Margaret Roggero (04 aug 1918 – 10 nov 2011 | New York NY – Deerfield Beach FL) operatic mezzo-soprano

Helen Amelia Thomas (04 aug 1920 – 20 jul 2013 | Winchester KY – Washington DC) author, journalist, columnist

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