09 sep 28 | Women.Born.Today

Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor (28 sep 1821 – 21 apr 1906 | Kailua-Kona HI – Honolulu HI) painter, sketch artist

Frances E. Willard (28 sep 1839 – 17 feb 1898 | Churchville NY – New York NY) educator, pacifist, suffragist, non-fiction author, temperance leader / reformer

Kate Douglas Wiggin (28 sep 1856 – 24 aug 1923 | Philadelphia PA – Harrow, England) children’s author /advocate, kindergarten founder / teacher trainer

Emma Guy Cromwell (28 sep 1865 – 19 jul 1952 | Simpson County KY – Frankfort KY) suffragist, women’s rights activist, early female Kentucky politician, first KY female state office holder

Sister Mary Joseph (28 sep 1883 – 05 jun 1967 | Peoria IL – Webster Groves MO) nun, academic, librarian, née Sherer, founder / director Gallery of Living Catholic Authors

Ruth Stonehouse (28 sep 1892 – 12 may 1941 | Denver CO – Los Angeles CA) silent film actress / director

Alice Marble (28 sep 1913 – 13 dec 1990 | Beckwourth CA – Palm Springs CA) rape survivor, tennis champion, US WWII spy, autobiographical author, women’s history comics founder / editor

Vivian Fine (28 sep 1913 – 20 mar 2000 | Chicago IL – Bennington VT) classical music composer

Maria Agatha Franziska von Trapp (28 sep 1914 – 18 feb 2014 | Salzburg, Austria-Hungary – Stowe VT) singer, missionary, Vermont icon

Ethel Greenglass Rosenburg (28 sep 1915 – 19 jun 1953 | New York NY – Ossining NY) actress, singer, secretary, accused / executed for espionage

Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Ford (28 sep 1918 – 08 jul 2011 | Chicago IL – Rancho Mirage CA) memoirist, political figure, social / recovery activist, non-fiction author, women’s rights advocate

Margaret Victoria Turner Hicks (28 sep 1923 – 03 aug 2006 | Philadelphia PA – Silver Spring MD) miniaturist painter / promoter

Rosetta Goldman Reitz (28 sep 1924 – 01 nov 2008 | Utica NY – New York NY) author, food columnist, jazz historian, record producer, women’s music activist / advocate

Bonnie Leman (28 sep 1926 – 04 sep 2010 | Purdin MO – Arvada CO) author, teacher, freelance writer, Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine founder / publisher, international quilting arts activist [obituary]

Marjorie Perloff (28 sep 1931 – Vienna, Austria) author, professor, poetry critic / scholar, born Gabriele Mintz

Madeleine May Kunin (28 sep 1933 – Zurich, Switzerland) author, diplomat, politician, community activist, women’s rights advocate, former Vermont Governor

Sandra Dorsey (28 sep 1939 – Atlanta GA) writer, director, choreographer, tv / film / theatre actress

Naomi Jakobsson (28 sep 1941 – Somerville NJ) educator, state politician, social / community activist

Marcia Muller (28 sep 1944 – Detroit MI) mystery thriller author

Jeralyn Elise Merritt (28 sep 1949 – New York NY) legal commentator, internet columnist, criminal defense attorney, founder / principal political blog author

Christina Hoff Sommers (28 sep 1950 – Petaluma CA) author, former professor, critic of contemporary feminism, scholar at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Maureen Child (28 sep 1951 – Southern California US) romance novelist, pen names: Ann Carberry, Kathleen Kane, Sara Hart, Regan Hastings

Laura Kaminsky (28 sep 1956 – New York NY) educator, composer, musical and multi-disciplinary cultural events producer

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