08 aug 16 | Women.Born.Today

Helen Mary Knowlton (16 aug 1832 – 05 may 1918 | Littleton MA – Needham MA) artist, author, spiritual writer, art instructor

Mary Hall (16 aug 1843 – 15 nov 1927 | Marlborough CT – Marlborough CT) poet, suffragist, philanthropist, mathematics teacher, first CT Notary, first female lawyer admitted to Connecticut Bar, founded boys’ charity Good Will Club [became Boys’ Club USA]

Helen Hartley Jenkins (16 aug 1860 – 24 apr 1934 | New York NY – Morristown NJ) philanthropist

Jeannette Augustus Marks (16 aug 1875 – 15 mar 1964 | Chattanooga TN – Westport NY) author, lecturer, educator, feminist

Bess McAllister Flynn (16 aug 1884 – 28 feb 1976| Chicago IL – Brightwaters NY) author, radio scriptwriter

María Grever (16 aug 1885 – 15 dec 1951 | Léon, Mexico – New York NY) pianist, singer, composer, aka María Joaquina de La Portilla Torres

Tina Modotti (16 aug 1896 – 05 jan 1942 | Udine, Italy – Mexico City, Mexico) Italian model, actress, photographer, revolutionary political activist

Renata von Scheliha (16 aug 1901 – 04 nov 1967 | Silesia, German Empire – New York NY) author, classical scholar

Gloria Monty (16 aug 1921 – 30 mar 2006 | Weehawken NJ – Rancho Mirage CA) executive tv producer

Sandy Jones (16 aug 1943 – United States) author, lecturer, magazine writer, pregnancy / parenting expert

Suzanne Farrell (16 aug 1945 – Cincinnati OH) lyric ballerina, ballet school founder, née Roberta Sue Ficker, autobiographical author

Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (16 aug 1947 – Chicago IL) lawyer, politician, ambassador, sole female IL Senator, first female African-American Senator

Margaret Downey (16 aug 1950 – Baton Rouge LA) author, non-theist activist

Sharon Sweet (16 aug 1951 – New York NY) operatic dramatic soprano

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