08 aug 26 | Women.Born.Today

Eliza Maria Posey Street (26 aug 1792 – 02 feb 1847 | Fredericksburg VA – Agency IA) pioneer, folk / historical figure, settler wife of US Indian Agent, deeded 640 acres of Sca / Fox land

Sarah [Annie] Turner Wittenmyer (26 aug 1827 – 02 feb 1900 | Adams County OH – Sanatoga PA) author, hymnist, historian, relief worker, social reformer, temperance activist

Isabel Hampton Robb (26 aug 1860 – 15 apr 1910 | Welland, Ontario – Cleveland OH) textbook author, first Superintendent of Nurses at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, nurse theorist / advocate / curriculum developer

May Lamberton Becker (26 aug 1873 – 27 apr 1958 | New York NY – Epsom UK) author, journalist, anthologist, literary critic / editor, pro-Britain World War II

Zona Gale (26 aug 1874 – 27 dec 1938 | Portage WI – Chicago IL) author,  playwright, newspaper writer

Myra Kelly (26 aug 1875 – 30 mar 1910 | Dublin, Ireland – Torquay UK) Irish-American author, novelist, schoolteacher, short fiction writer

Harriet Ware Krumbhaar (26 aug 1877 – 09 feb 1962 | Waupun WI – New York NY) pianist, music teacher, choral composer

Elizebeth Smith Friedman (26 aug 1892 – 31 oct 1980 | Huntington IN – Plainfield NJ) author, pioneer cryptologist, first US female cryptanalyst

Marguerite [Peggy] Guggenheim (26 aug 1898 – 23 dec 1979 | New York NY – Camposampiero, Italy) gallerist, socialite, bohemian, art collector, autobiographical author

Margaret Doolin Utinsky (26 aug 1900 – 30 aug 1970 | St Louis MO – Lakewood CA) nurse, author, aka Miss UPOW activist, WWII undercover agent, US Medal of Freedom recipient

Caroline Pafford Miller (26 aug 1903 – 12 jul 1992 | Waycrosse GA – Waynesville NC) novelist, Pulitzer Prize and Prix Femina laureate

Cornelia Burwell Wilbur (26 aug 1908 – 09 apr 1992 | Cleveland OH – Fayette KY) author, psychiatrist, multiple-personality disorder pioneer researcher

Marguerite Vivian Young (26 aug 1908 – 17 nov 1995 | Indianapolis IN – Indianapolis IN) poet, critic, novelist, biographer

Margaret Joy Tibbetts (26 aug 1919 – 25 apr 2010 | Bethel ME – Topsham ME) , civic activist, professor, local historian, US diplomat / ambassador

Patricia Beatty (26 aug 1922 – 09 jul 1999 | Portland OR – Riverside CA) author, children’s librarian, high school teacher, friend of Native Americans

Geraldine Ferraro (26 aug 1935 – 26 mar 2011 | Newburgh NY – Boston MA) author, attorney, politician, memoirist, first female major-party US Vice-Presidential candidate

Barbara Alexander Ehrenreich (26 aug 1941 – Butte MT) author, memoirist, political activist, aka veteran muckraker and myth-buster by trade

Jo Freeman (26 aug 1945 – Atlanta GA) author, attorney, feminist, political scientist, peace / social justice activist

Karolyn Ann Nelke (26 aug 1948 – Bronx NY) author, playwright, stage actor

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