09 sep 10 | Women.Born.Today

Hannah Webster Foster (10 sep 1758 – 17 apr 1840 | Salisbury MA – Montreal, Quebec) epistolary novelist, newspaper columnist

Catherine White Coffin (10 sep 1803 – 22 may 1881 | Guilford NC – Avondale OH) Quaker, Underground Railroad activist

Nellie Verrill Mighels Davis (10 sep 1844 – 24 jun 1945 | Greenwood ME – Carson City NV) editor, journalist, publisher, civic leader

Alice Brown Davis (10 sep 1852 – 21 jun 1935 | Park Hill, Indian Territory – Wewoka OK) educator, postmistress, cultural leader, first female Seminole Chief

Abbie Gerrish-Jones (10 sep 1863 – 05 feb 1929 | Vallejo CA – Seattle WA) librettist, composer, music writer

Josephine Adams Rathbone (10 sep 1868 – 26 aug 1913 | Richmond GA – Augusta GA) author, librarian

Katherine Sophie Dreier (10 sep 1877 – 29 mar 1952 | Brooklyn NY – New Milford CT) artist, lecturer, patron of arts, social reformer

Georgia Blanche Douglas Camp Johnson (10 sep 1880 – 14 may 1966 | Atlanta GA – Washington DC) poet, violinist, playwright, anti-lynching activist, Harlem Renaissance member / literary salon hostess

Hilda Doolittle (10 sep 1886 – 27 sep 1961 | Bethlehem PA – Zurich, Switzerland) poet, aka H. D., novelist, memoirist

Rose Finkelstein Norwood (10 sep 1890 – 25 sep 1980 | Kiev, Russia – Boston MA) labor leader, union organizer, senior citizens activist

Herta Glaz (10 sep 1894 – 28 jan 2006 | Vienna, Austria – Hamden CT) operatic contralto

Adele Astaire Douglass (10 sep 1897 – 25 jan 1981 | Omaha NE – Scottsdale AZ) dancer, mother, entertainer, Fred Astaire’s elder sister /dance partner

Judith Kaplan Eisenstein (10 sep 1909 – 14 feb 1996 | Sventzian, Lithuania – Bethesda MD) author, composer, musicologist, first Jewish girl to have Bar Mitzvah [obituary]

Barbara Troxell (10 sep 1916 – 23 sep 1984 | Nazareth PA – Ithaca NY) operatic soprano, Ithaca Opera artistic director

Yma Súmac (10 sep 1923 – 01 nov 2008 | Callaou, Peru – Los Angeles CA) Peruvian-American five-octvave singer, exotica music proponent, aka The Peruvian Songbird, born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo

Lynn Hoffman (10 sep 1924 – Paris, France) author, social worker, family therapist, family therapy historian

Ursula Wernerberger Merchant (10 sep 1932 – Rostock, Germany) author, carpenter, philosopher, playwright, conceptual / performance artist

Mary Oliver (10 sep 1935 – Maple Heights OH) poet

Marian Van Landingham (10 sep 1937 – Albany GA) artist, politician, community leader

Judith Anne [Judy] Manes Nelson (10 sep 1939 – 28 may 2012 | Evanston IL – Albany CA) soprano soloist

Sara Alpern Tarlow (10 sep 1942 – Pittsburgh PA) author, historian, biographer, women’s studies professor

Jackie Estrada (10 sep 1946 – United States) letterer, book editor, co-publisher, comic awards administrator, comic book convention organizer

Sally Edwards (10 sep 1947 – United States) author, speaker, entrepreneur, professional triathlete, Olympic triathalon pioneer, Heart Zones founder-CEO

Margaret Joan Sinclair Trudeau (10 sep 1948 – Vancouver, British Columbia) author, actress, memoirist, photographer, tv show host, former First Lady of Canada

Susan [Medea] Benajmin (10 sep 1952 – Freeport NY) author, political activist, co-founded Code Pink and Global Exchange

Patricia [Pat] Oren Kearney Cadigan (10 sep 1953 – Schenectady NY) sci-fi author, short story writer

Cynthia Cidre (10 sep 1957 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-American producer, screenwriter

Nancy A. Collins (10 sep 1959 – McGehee AR) sci-fi / fantasy / horror novelist / short story writer, aka Nanzi Regalia

Alison Bechdel (10 sep 1960 – Beech Creek PA) cartoonist, graphic memoirist, social commentator, autobiographical author

Amity Shlaes (10 sep 1960 – United States) columnist, non-fiction author

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