08 aug 13 | Women.Born.Today

Lucy Blackwell Stone (13 aug 1818 – 19 oct 1893 | West Brookfield MA – Boston MA) writer, orator, suffragist, publisher, abolitionist, magazine founder / editor, women’s rights activist / organizer

Martha Joanna Reade Nash Lamb (13 aug 1829 – 02 jan 1893 | Plainfield MA – New York NY) editor, author, historian, child welfare activist, Secretary of US Sanitary Commission, owner / editor-in-chief Magazine of American History

Leonora Kearney Barry (13 aug 1849 – 18 jul 1923 | County Cork, Ireland – Minooka IL) aka Mother Lake, women’s labor rights activist / organizer, sole female Knights of Labor national office holder

Annie Oakley (13 aug 1860 – 03 nov 1926 | near Woodland OH – Greenville OH) folk figure, philanthropist, aka Little Sure Shot, exhibition sharpshooter, née Phoebe Ann Moses, autobiographical writer

Emma Eames (13 aug 1865 – 13 jun 1952 | Shanghai, China – New York NY) operatic soprano, autobiographical author

Florence Nightingale Levy (13 aug 1870 – 15 nov 1947 | New York NY – New York NY) arts magazine editor, arts / museum administrator

Kate Seston Matthews (13 aug 1870 – 05 jul 1956 | New Albany IN – Peewee Valley KY) photographer

Eva Beatrice Dykes (13 aug 1893 – 29 oct 1986 | Washington DC – Huntsville AL) author, professor, first black American woman to fulfill doctoral degree requirements / third awarded PhD., Seventh Day Adventist activist / educator

Maria Margarita [Margaret] Tafoya (13 aug 1904 – 25 feb 2001 | Santa Clara Pueblo NM – Santa Clara Pueblo NM) aka Corn Blossom, Santa Clara Pueblo potter, Native American matriarch

Jocelyn Elders (13 aug 1933 – Schaal AR) author, professor, pediatrician, memoirist, née Minnie Lee Jones, public health administrator, pro-legalization of marijuana advocate

Felicia Weathers (13 aug 1937 – St Louis MO) operatic soprano, concert singer, voice / vocal technique teacher

Sharon Kay Penman (13 aug 1945 – New York NY) historical novelist

Janet Yellen (13 aug 1946 – Brooklyn NY) author, economist, professor

Kathleen Battle (13 aug 1948 – Portsmouth OH) operatic light lyric-coloratura soprano

Merrill Markoe (13 aug 1948 – New York NY) author, tv writer, comedienne

Cyndy Brucato (13 aug 1951 – Chicago IL) journalist, news anchor, public relations consultant

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