08 aug 22 | Women.Born.Today

Emily Chubbuck Judson (22 aug 1817 – 01 jun 1854 | Eaton NY – Hamilton NY) poet, writer, memoirist, missionary, aka Fanny Forester

Helen Mar Kimball Whitney (22 aug 1828 – 13 nov 1896 | Mendon NY – Salt Lake City UT) diarist, pioneer, one of Latter Day Saints founder’s wives

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (22 aug 1856 – 09 feb 1942 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) artist, biographer, memoirist, portrait painter, autobiographical author

Georgia Eva Cayvan (22 aug 1857 – 19 nov 1906 | Bath ME – Flushing NY) stage actress, fortune teller, women’s rights activist, stage theatre company founder

Mary Elizabeth Wood (22 aug 1861 – 01 may 1931 | Elba NY – Wuchang, China) librarian, missionary, mobile library innovator, co-founded National Library of Peking (Beijing)

Maud Powell (22 aug 1867 – 08 jan 1920 | Peru IL – Uniontown PA) master violinist, women’s rights activist

Ruth Underhill (22 aug 1886 – 15 aug 1984 | Ossining NY – Denver CO) author, journalist, anthropologist, centenarian

Dorothy Parker (22 aug 1893 – 07 jun 1967 | Long Branch NJ – New York NY) poet, critic, satirist, screenwriter, short story writer

Vitya Vronsky (22 aug 1909 – 28 jun 1992 | Yevpatoria, Russian Empire – Cleveland OH) painist, musician, Cleveland Institute of Music faculty, born Viktoria Mikhailovna Vronskaya

Elizabeth Chater (22 aug 1910 – 10 nov 2004 | Vancouver, Canada – Irvine CA) poet, novelist, professor

Coya Knutson (22 aug 1912 – 10 oct 1996 | Edmore ND – Edina MN) farmer, politician, music teacher, operatic singer, domestic violence survivor, née Cornelia Genevive Gjesdal, first Minnesota Congresswoman [obituary]

Mary McGrory (22 aug 1918 – 20 apr 2004 | Boston MA – Washington DC) columnist, journalist, Vietnam anti-war activist, awarded Pulitzer Prize for Commentary

Marcia Simon Weisman (22 aug 1918 – 19 oct 1991 | Portland OR – West Hollywood CA) author, arts collector, philanthropist

Edna Ann Proulx (22 aug 1935 – Norwich CT) novelist, journalist, short story writer, pen names: Annie Proulx, E. Annie Proulx, and E.A. Proulx

Joan Wanda Bresnan (22 aug 1945 – ) author, linguistics professor, Lexical-Functional Grammar innovator / architect

K. C. Cole (22 aug 1946 – ) author, science writer, radio commentator, journalism professor

Carolyn L. Mazloomi (22 aug 1948 – ) author, curator, quilter

Diana Nyad (22 aug 1949 – ) author, journalist, long-distance swimmer

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