08 aug 14 | Women.Born.Today

Charlotte Fowler Wells (14 aug 1814 – 04 jun 1901 | Cohocton NY – West Orange NJ) author, phrenologist, journal publisher

May Dickson Exall (14 aug 1859 – 28 sep 1936 | McKinney TX – Dallas TX) civic leader, clubwoman, arts activist, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts co-founder

Laura Drake Gill (14 aug 1860 – 03 feb 1926 | Chesterville ME – Berea KY) author, educational reformer

Florence Pullman Lowden (14 aug 1868 – 05 jul 1937 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) travel writer, philanthropist, First Lady of Illinois

Vivian Louise Aunspaugh (14 aug 1869 – 09 mar 1960 | Bedford City VA – Dallas TX) painter, art editor, art teacher, art school founder

Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith (14 aug 1894 – 01 feb 1984 | Alderson WV – New York NY) singer, dancer, aka Bricktop, vaudevillean, saloon-keeper, autobiographical author

Caroline Farrar Ware (14 aug 1899 – 05 apr 1990 | Brookline MA – Mitchelville MD) author, New Deal activist, history / social work professor

Winifred Claire Stanley (14 aug 1909 – 29 feb 1996 | New York NY – Kenmore NY) lawyer, politician, first US Representative to propose equal pay for women

Ethel L. Payne (14 aug 1911 – 28 may 1991 | Chicago IL – Washington DC) journalist, lecturer, columnist, commentator, freelance writer, aka First lady of the Black Press

Elaine Anderson Steinbeck (14 aug 1914 – 27 apr 2003 | Austin TX – New York NY) actress, memoirist, theater stage manager

Alice Provensen (14 aug 1917 – Chicago IL) children’s book editor/ author / illustrator

Alice Adams (14 aug 1926 – 27 may 1999 | Fredericksburg VA – San Francisco CA) novelist, short story writer, university professor

Niara Sudarkasa (14 aug 1938 – Fort Lauderdale FL) author, scholar, educator, Africanist, anthropologist, née Gloria Albertha Marshall

Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney (14 aug 1941 – Casper WY) novelist, conservative scholar, former talk-show host

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (14 aug 1947 – New York NY) romance novelist, pen name: Danielle Steel

Carolyn Marsden (14 aug 1950 – Mexico City, Mexico) artist, memoirist, young adult fiction writer

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