08 aug 25 | Women.Born.Today

Jane Lathrop Stanford (25 aug 1828 – 28 feb 1905 | Albany NY – Oahu HI) arts activist, educational leader, women’s rights advocate, Stanford University co-founder, murdered by strychnine poisoning (after several attempts) though never proven by law

Chloe Annette Buckel (25 aug 1833 – 17 aug 1912 | Warsaw NY – Oakland CA) Civil War nurse, pioneering surgeon / physician, one of the first female doctors in California, founded Hospital for Women and Children in San Francisco

Martha Hale Shackford (25 aug 1875 – 20 dec 2013 | Dover NH – Wellesley MA) poet, author, professor of English literature

Louise Emerson Ronnebeck (25 aug 1901 – 17 feb 1980) painter, WPA / New Deal muralist, drawing / painting professor

Rose Ouellette aka La Poune (25 aug 1903 – 14 sep 1996)  actress, comedian, cultural icon, theatre manager, artistic director

Undine Smith Moore (25 aug 1904 – 06 feb 1989) pianist, composer, aka Dean of Black Women Composers

Nan Phelps (25 aug 1904 – 17 jan 1990) self-taught folk artist

Dorothea Tanning (25 aug 1910 – 31 jan 2012) writer, painter, Dadaists, sculptor, surrealist, printmaker, costume designer

Carolyn Gimpel Hart (25 aug 1936 – Oklahoma City OK) cozy mystery writer

Virginia Euwer Wolff (25 aug 1937 – Portland OR) children’s literature author

Frances Itani (25 aug 1942 – Belleville, Ontario) poet, essayist, fiction writer

Sherley Anne Williams (25 aug 1944 – 06 jul 1999 | Bakersfield CA – San Diego CA) poet, novelist, professor, social critic, non-fiction author

Hannah Louise Shearer (25 aug 1945 – Los Angeles CA) tv writer / producer

Christine Dakin (25 aug 1949 – New Haven CT) dancer, teacher, director

Heather Anne Elise Lilian Munroe-Blum (25 aug 1950 – Montreal, Quebec) author, academic, epidemiologist, university leader, psychiatric disorder researcher

Josephine Augello Chaus (25 aug 1951 – 25 nov 2015 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) fashion designer / executive, co-founder Chaus brand women’s clothing

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