09 sep 08 | Women.Born.Today

Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage (08 sep 1828 – 04 nov 1918 | Syracuse NY – New York NY) teacher, heiress, philanthropist, arts / museum patron, progressive education advocate, founded Russell Sage College for women

Phoebe Wilson Couzins (08 sep 1842 – 06 dec 1913 | St Louis MO – St Louis MO) orator, author, suffragist, first female US law graduate, first female US Marshal

Ida Henrietta Hyde (08 sep 1857 – 22 aug 1975 | Davenport IA – Berkeley CA) author, world traveler, developed micro-electrode, experimental physiologist,

Mary Morton Kimball Kehew (08 sep 1859 – 13 feb 1918 | Boston MA – Boston MA) philanthropist, social reformer, women’s labor rights activist

Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch (08 sep 1867 – 15 nov 1951 | Chestnut Hill MA – New York NY) author, city planner, social worker

Mary Rockwell Hook (08 sep 1877 – 08 sep 1978 | Junction City KS – Siesta Key FL) architect, autobiographical author

Annie Traquair Lang (08 sep 1885 – 08 sep 1918 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) artist, portrait painter

Ruth Elder (08 sep 1902 – 09 oct 1977 | Anniston AL – San Francisco CA) actress, aviatrix, aka Miss America of Aviation, first female pilot to attempt solo trans-Atlantic flight, founding member of Ninety-Nines women’s aviator group

Ide Gruber Levine (8 sep 1908 – 15 apr 1990 | New York NY – New York NY) columnist, arts / theater reviewer

Christine Johnson Smith (08 sep 1911 – 09 jun 2010 | Hopkinsville KY – Owensboro KY) actress, operatic contralto [obituary]

Letitia Sommers (08 sep 1914 – 18 oct 1985 | Cambria CA – San Francisco CA) aka Tish, author, women’s rights activist, co-founder / first President of Older Women’s League [obituary]

Grace Metalious (08 sep 1924 – 25 feb 1964 | Manchester NH – Boston MA) American novelist, née Marie Grace DeRepentigny

Mimi Parent (08 sep 1924 – 14 jun 2005 | Montreal, Quebec – Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland) surrealist artist [obituary]

Jacqueline [Jacqui] Michot Ceballos (08 sep 1925 – Mamou LA) author, activist, feminist, NOW member, founder / president Veteran Feminists of America

Marilyn Durham (08 sep 1930 – 19 mar 2015 | Evansville IN – Evansville IN) western / adventure novelist

Barbara Rosberg Frum (08 sep 1937 – 26 mar 1992 | Niagara Falls NY – Toronto, Ontario) memoirist, tv / radio journalist

Patricia Johanson (08 sep 1940 – New York NY) minimalist painter, site-specific installation eco-artist

Esther Rome (08 sep 1945 – 24 jun 1995 | Norwich CT – Somerville MA) author, women’s health advocate [obituary]

Ann Beattie (08 sep 1947 – Washington DC) novelist, short story writer

Marianne Wiggins (08 sep 1947 – Lancaster PA) novelist, short story writer

Jill Carol Mulvay Derr (08 sep 1948 – Salt Lake City UT) author, Mormon, biographer, women’s historian

Léa Pool (08 sep 1950 – Soglio, Switzerland) Swiss-Canadian film director / screenwriter

Ruby Bridges Hall (08 sep 1954 – Tylertown MS) memoirist, civil rights activist, first black child in all-white Southern elementary school

Nancy Ann Foster Munoz (08 sep 1954 – Wallingford CT) nurse, author, NJ state politician

Debra Jones Ringold (08 sep 1954 – Houston TX) author, university dean, marketing research consultant

Terry Tempest Williams (08 sep 1955 – Corona CA) author, activist, conservationist

Bonnie Hurowtiz Fuller (08 sep 1956 – Toronto, Ontario) media executive, magazine editor

Heather Thomas (08 sep 1957 – Greenwich CT) author, actress, screenwriter, political activist

Mary Kerry Kennedy (08 sep 1959 – Boston MA) writer, human rights activist

Sonia Nazario (08 sep 1960 – Madison WI) author, journalist, children’s immigration activist, newspaper reporter / social issues writer

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