10 oct 18

Elizabeth Fries Lummis Ellet (18 oct 1818 – 03 jun 1877 | Sodus Point NY – New York NY) poet, author, editor, historian, translator, first to record lives of American Revolutionary women

Helen Hunt Fiske Jackson (18 oct 1830 – 12 aug 1885 | Amherst MA – San Francisco CA) poet, novelist, historian, Native American rights activist

Ellen Browning Scripps (18 oct 1836 – 03 aug 1932 | London, England – La Jolla CA) editor, journalist, philanthropist, universities funder / founding donor

Sarah Tyson Rorer (18 oct 1847 – 27 dec 1937 | Richboro PA – Colebrook PA) author, domestic science pioneer educator, Pennsylvania Chautauqua School of Domestic Science director

Pauline Newman (18 oct 1887 – 08 apr 1986 | Kaunas, Lithuania –  New York NY) labor activist, first female general organizer of International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union / education director of ILGWU Health Center

Fannie Hurst (18 oct 1889 – 23 feb 1968 | Hamilton OH – New York NY) novelist, screenwriter, short fiction author, creative writing professor

Isabel Briggs Myers (18 oct 1897 – 05 may 1980 | Washington DC – Swarthmore PA) author, personality inventory co-creator

Lotte Lenya (18 oct 1898 – 27 nov 1981 | Vienna, Austria-Hungary – New York NY) singer, actress, diseuse, Austrian-American, letter correspondent

Helen Kirkpatrick (18 oct 1909 – 29 dec 1997 | Rochester NY – Williamsburg VA) journalist, freelance reporter, war correspondent

Evelyn Venable Mohr (18 oct 1913 – 15 nov 1993 | Cincinnati OH – Coeur d’Alene ID) actress, author, doll designer, Latin / Greek teacher, Columbia Pictures’ original Torch Lady model

Camilla Williams (18 oct 1919 – 29 jan 2012 | Danville VA – Bloomington IN) voice teacher, civil rights activist, operatic dramatic soprano, first black female singer with New York City Opera

Melina Amalia Mercouri (18 oct 1920 – 06 mar 1994 | Athens, Greece – New York NY) actress, politician, memoirist, Minister of Culture for Greece

Esther Rudomin Hautzig (18 oct 1930 – 01 nov 2009 | Vilnius, Lithuania – New York NY) novelist, memoirist, short fiction writer

Virginia Dwan (18 oct 1931 – United States) visionary, gallerist, philanthropist, art patron / collector, Dwan Light Sanctuary founder / co-designer

Martha Burk (18 oct 1941 – Texas US) author, feminist, political psychologist

Laura Nyro (18 oct 1947 – 08 apr 1997 | Bronx NY – Danbury CT) author, lyricist, pianist, vocalist, composer, memoirist

Ntozake Shange (18 oct 1948 – Trenton NJ) poet, playwright, black feminist, née Paulette Williams

Wendy Wasserstein (18 oct 1950 – 30 jan 2006 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) novelist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter

Terry McMillan (18 oct 1951 – Port Huron MI) novelist

Pamela Aidan (18 oct 1953 – Phoenixville PA) romance novelist

Dana Carpender (18 oct 1958 – US) food writer, columnist, cookbook author

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