08 aug 18 | Women.Born.Today

Virginia Dare (18 aug 1587 – unknown | Roanoke Island, Virginia Colony – unknown) folk figure, first English-settler child born in New World, disappeared along with entire Roanoke Community

Phoebe Yates Levy Pember (18 aug 1823 – 04 mar 1913 | Charleston SC – Pittsburgh PA) memoirist, medical pioneer, Civil War nurse, Confederate hospital administrator

Sarah Tyson Rorer (18 aug 1849 – 27 dec 1937 | Richboro PA – Colebrook PA) editor, cookbook author, domestic science pioneer

Selma Kronold (18 aug 1861 – 09 oct 1920 | Krakow, Poland – New York NY) operatic soprano

Margaret Murie (18 aug 1902 – 19 oct 2003 | Seattle WA – Moose WY) author, ecologist, naturalist, adventurer, pioneering conservationist

Louise Fatio Duvoisin (18 aug 1904 – 26 jul 1993 | Lausanne, Switzerland – New Brunswick NJ) children’s book author

Amelia Boynton Robinson (18 aug 1911 – 26 aug 2015 | Savannah GA – Montgomery AL) author, suffragist, civil rights activist

Patricia Pauline C.  Bienek Gallagher (18 aug 1917 – 16 jun 2006 | Lockhart TX – San Antonio TX) historical romance novelist

Rosalynn Carter (18 aug 1927 – Plains GA) author, activist, former US First Lady, mental health advocate, autobiographical author

Rose Marie Emma [Joan] Taylor (18 aug 1929 – 04 mar 2012 | Geneva IL – Santa Monica CA) actress, screenwriter

Linda K. Myers (18 aug 1940 – Nanty Glo PA) journalist, VT State Representative

Paula Danziger (18 aug 1944 – 09 jul 2004 | Washington DC – New York NY) teacher, children’s / young-adult author

Helen Gorman Kushnik (18 aug 1945 – 28 aug 1996 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) comedians’ agent, executive tv producer

Dallas Denny (18 aug 1949 – Asheville NC) writer, editor, behavior analyst, transgender rights movement activist / leader

Nadine Strossen (18 aug 1950 – Jersey City NJ) author, attorney, first woman / youngest President American Civil Liberties Union

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