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Ann Smith Franklin (02 oct 1696 – 16 apr 1763 | Boston, Province of  Massachusetts – Newport, Colony of Rhode Island) political family member, almanac printer / publisher, first female Colonial American newspaper editor / publisher

Hannah Adams (02 oct 1755 – 15 dec 1831 | Medfield MA – Brookline MA) historical author, first recognized US female professional writer

Mary Barr Clay (02 oct 1839 – 12 oct 1924 | Lexington KY –  Richmond KY) poet, author, pioneering Kentucky feminist / suffragist, aka Mary B. Clay and Mrs. J. Frank Herrick.

Eliza Maria Mosher (02 oct 1846 – 16 oct 1928 | Cayuga NY – New York NY) author, designer, educator, physician, posture expert

Blanche Roosevelt Tucker (02 oct 1858 – 10 sep 1898 | Sandusky OH – Monte Carlo, France) novelist, opera singer, first American woman to sing Italian opera at Covent Garden

Harriet A. Nash (02 oct 1864 – 12 mar 1907 | Skowhegan ME – Skowhegan ME) author

Winnifred Harper Cooley (02 oct 1874 – 20 nov 1968 | Terre Haute IN – White Plains NY) author, lecturer

Pattie Ruffner Jacobs (02 oct 1875 – 22 dec 1935 | Malden WV – Birmingham AL) suffragist, social reformer, Birmingham (Alabama) Equal Suffrage Association leader / founder

Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde (02 oct 1885 – 26 jul 1954 | Jacksonville IL – Copenhagen, Denmark) author, diplomat, first female US Diplomat

Katharine Butler Hathaway (02 oct 1890 – 24 dec 1942 | Baltimore MD – Maines US) poet, short fiction author, children’s stories writer, autobiographical author

Ruth Cheney Streeter (02 oct 1895 – 30 sep 1990 | Brookline MA – Morristown NJ) memoirist, biographer, first US Marine Corps Women’s Reserve director

Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson (02 oct 1905 – 11 dec 2002 | New York NY – Washington DC) photojournalist, cinematographer, philanthropist

Alice Bourneuf (02 oct 1912 – 07 dec 1980 | Haverhill MA – Boston MA) author, economist, professor, Marshall Plan consultant

Asta Willmann Linnolt (02 oct 1916 – 03 dec 1984 | Tallinn, Estonia – Hartford CT) Estonian-American poet, author, novelist, actress, playwright, theatre director

Shirley Brimberg Clarke (02 oct 1919 – 23 sep 1997 | New York NY – Boston MA) feminist, independent short film / documentary filmmaker [obituary]

Frances Tarlton [Sissy] Farenthold (02 oct 1926 – Corpus Christi TX) author, attorney, educator, politician, human rights activist

Tanaquil Le Clercq (2 oct 1929 – 31 dec 2000 | Paris, France – New York NY) author, principal ballerina, ballet dance teacher

Sandra Diane Seacat (02 oct 1936 – Greensburg KS) actress, director, method acting coach, aka Sandra Kaufman

Jeanne Betancourt (02 oct 1941 – Burlington VT) screenwriter, children’s / young adult author

Meredith Ann Baxter-Birney (02 oct 1947 – South Pasadena CA) actress, producer

Faye-Ellen Silverman (02 oct 1947 – New York NY) author, educator, contemporary classical music composer

Donna Ivy Faske Karan (02 oct 1948 – Queens NY) aka DK, clothing designer, philanthropist

Shirley Duvigneaud Bowler (02 oct 1949 – New Orleans LA) writer, editor, educator, state politician

Lucy Fisher (02 oct 1949 – Englewood NJ) film producer, social activist, philanthropist

Anna-Lou [Annie] Leibovitz (02 oct 1949 – Waterbury CT) portrait photographer

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