10 oct 22

Abigail Scott Duniway (22 oct 1834 – 11 oct 1915 | Groveland IL – Portland OR) writer, suffragist, women’s rights activist, newspaper editor / publisher

Mary Jane McAfee Atkins (22 oct 1836 – 13 oct 1911 | Harrodsburg KY – Colorado Springs CO) heiress, teacher, philanthropist, art museum founder

Annie Louise Cary (22 oct 1842 – 03 apr 1921 | Wayne ME – Norwalk CT) opera / concert singer

Harriet Chalmers Adams (22 oct 1875 – 17 jul 1937 | Stockton CA – Nice, France) writer, explorer, lecturer, photographer

Dorothy Shoemaker McDiarmid (22 oct 1906 – 08 jun 1994 | Waco TX – Fairfax VA) teacher, real estate broker, Quaker activist, Virginia State legislator

Henriette Wyeth Hurd (22 oct 1907 – 03 apr 1997 | Chadds Ford PA – Roswell NM) portrait / still life painter [obituary]

Phyllis Kenner Robinson (22 oct 1921 – 31 dec 2010 | New York NY – New York NY) copywriter, advertiser, public relations expert, Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB) agency founder

Louise Munro Foley (22 oct 1933 – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian-American, copy editor, essayist, writing instructor, children’s / young adult author

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn (22 oct 1941 – Brooklyn NY) author, historian, professor, African-American women’s history specialist

Judith Susan [Judy] Blum Sheindlin (22 oct 1942 – Brooklyn NY) author, attorney, tv personality,  aka Judge Judy

Pam Zekman (22 oct 1944 – Chicago IL) former competitive figure skater, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter

Simone Campbell (22 oct 1945 – Santa Monica CA) lawyer, lobbyist, executive director of NETWORK, Catholic religious Sister of Social Service

Ellie Mathews (22 oct 1945 – Port Angeles WA) memoirist, children’s author, young adult novelist, cartographer, graphic artist, prize-winning cook

Mary Jo Bang (22 oct 1946 – Waynesville MO) poet

Debbie Macomber (22 oct 1948 – Yakima WA) romance novelist, contemporary women’s fiction writer

Elizabeth Grace Hay (22 oct 1951 – Owen Sound, Ontario) novelist, short story writer

Ann Holmes Redding (22 oct 1951 – Cheyney PA) writer, speaker, teacher, preacher, former Episcopal priest defrocked for becoming Muslim

Peggy Laurayne Smith Baker (22 oct 1952 – Edmonton, Alberta) modern dancer, teacher, choreographer

Julie Dash (22 oct 1952 – New York NY) author, filmmaker, film director, producer, screenwriter

Joanna De Souza (22 oct 1955 – Whitby, Ontario) Kathak dancer, teacher, choreographer, sole Canadian artist to earn master’s degree in Kathak dance

Claire Robling (22 oct 1956 – Chanhassen MN) journalist, freelance writer, state legislator

Sally Jenkins (22 oct 1960 – Fort Worth TX) author, feature writer, newspaper sports columnist

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