10 oct 09

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (09 oct 1823 – 05 jun 1893 | Wilmington DE – Washington DC) lawyer, teacher, publisher, journalist, anti-slavery activist

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (09 oct 1830 – 21 feb 1908 | Watertown MA – Watertown MA) neo-classical sculptor

Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen (09 oct 1832 – 07 aug 1911 | Strong ME – Tuckahoe NY) poet, author, journalist

Caroline [Carrie] Olivia Mayhew Speake (09 oct 1834 – 20 mar 1906| Alabama US – Alabama US) poet, artist, musician

Elaine Goodale Eastman (09 oct 1863 – 22 dec 1953 | Mount Washington MA – Hadley MA) poet, author, novelist, educator, Native American Sioux advocate

Jessica Blanche Peixotto (09 oct 1864 – 19 oct 1941 | New York NY – Berkeley CA) author, social activist, economics professor, second female PhD from Berkeley

Helene Rosenbach Deutsch (09 oct 1884 – 29 mar 1982 | Przemyśl, Austria – Cambridge MA) author, psychoanalyst, first women’s psychoanalytic specialist

Edith Terry Bremer (09 oct 1885 – 12 sep 1964 | Hamilton NY – Port Washington NY) YWCA leader, immigrant social welfare activist, international institute movement founder

Aimee Semple McPherson (09 oct 1890 – 27 sep 1944 | Salford, Ontario – Oakland CA) evangelist, church founder, spiritual leader, media personality, née Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy

Abigail Adams Eliot (09 oct 1892 – 29 oct 1992 | Dorchester MA – Concord MA) author, teacher, memoirist, nursery school movement pioneer / activist / advocate [obituary]

Alice Mae Lee Jemison (09 oct 1901 – 06 mar 1964 | Silver Creek NY – Buffalo NY) Seneca, editor, activist, journalist, published First American newsletter

Marion Bernice Carpenter Yazdi (09 oct 1902 – 02 feb 1996 | Marcellus MI – Natick MA) Bahá’i, writer, historian

Vivian Della Chiesa (09 oct 1915 – 06 jan 2009 | Chicago IL – Huntington NY) lyric soprano

Belva Offenberg Plain (09 oct 1915 – 12 oct 2010 | New York NY – Short Hills NJ) novelist [obituary]

Jill Ker Conway (09 oct 1934 – Hillston, Australia) Australian-American memoirist, autobiographer, MIT visiting professor, first woman president Smith College

Barbara Halloran Gibbons (09 aug 1934 – 26 mar 2014 | East Orange NJ – Dallas TX) US cookbook author, food columnist / humorist, aka The Slim Gourmet

Johanna Hurwitz (09 oct 1937 – New York NY) librarian, children’s book author

Ann Mary Devroy (09 oct 1948 – 23 oct 1997 | Green Bay WI – Washington DC) journalist, political reporter

Darlene Koldenhoven (09 oct 1950 – Chicago IL) actor, author, pianist, soprano, songwriter, arranger, composer, keyboardist, record producer, educational speaker, music therapist, music industry consultant

Jody Williams (09 oct 1950 – Rutland VT) author, essayist, political activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, women’s / anti-landmine / human rights advocate

K. A. Applegate (09 oct 1956 – Ann Arbor MI) speculative fiction author, born Katherine Alice Applegate, aka L. E. Blair, Katherine Kendall, Beth Kincaid, A. R. Plumb, Pat Pollari

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (09 oct 1960 – France) author, speaker, storyteller, genealogist, on-air expert, military repatriation consultant

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