10 oct 24

Sarah Josepha Hale (24 oct 1788 – 30 apr 1879 | Newport NH – Philadelphia PA) poet, editor, author, letter correspondent, aka Mother of Thanksgiving, “Mary Had a Little Lamb” nursery rhyme author

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (24 oct 1830 – 19 may 1917 | Royalton NY – Washington DC) author, attorney, educator, politician

Mary Lucinda Smith Lockwood (24 oct 1831 – 09 nov 1922 | Smith Mills NY – Plymouth MA) author, suffragist, travel writer, women’s rights activist, Daughters of American Revolution co-founder

Annie Edson Taylor (24 oct 1838 – 29 apr 1921 | Auburn NY – Lockport NY) school / music / dance teacher, first woman to barrel ride over Niagara Falls

Ora Littlefield Maxwell (24 oct 1871 – 15 feb 1932 | Port Byron IL – Spokane WA) librarian, Spokane Walking Club founder, climber / mountaineer adventurer

Marion Neiswanger Fairfax (24 oct 1875 – 02 oct 1970 | Richmond VA – Los Angeles CA) playwright, aka Mrs. Tully Marshall,  pioneering female Hollywood screenwriter

Brenda Ueland (24 oct 1891 – 05 mar 1985 | Minneapolis MN – Minneapolis MN) editor, author, journalist, swimmer, biographer, memoirist, writing teacher, animal welfare activist, autobiographical author

Frances McCollin (24 oct 1892 – 25 feb 1960 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) musician, composer, blind from childhood, first woman to win Clemson Prize from American Guild of Organists

Marjorie Stewart Joyner (24 oct 1896 – 27 dec 1994 | Monterey VA – Chicago IL) cosmetologist, community leader, civil rights activist, beauty school founder, permanent wave machine inventor

Lenore Glen Offord (24 oct 1905 – 24 apr 1991| Spokane WA – Ashland OR) mystery writer, critic, reviewer

Letitia Woods Brown (24 oct 1915 – 03 aug 1976 | Tuskegee AL – Washington DC) author, professor, African-American historian

Denise Levertov (24 oct 1923 – 20 dec 1997 | London UK – Seattle WA) British-born US poet, critic, editor, essayist, translator, memoirist, nonfiction author

Carolyn Joyce Reaber Dimmick (24 oct 1926 – Seattle WA) attorney, US federal judge, first woman to sit on Washington State Supreme Court

Paula Gunn Allen (24 oct 1939 – 29 may 2008 | Albuquerque NM – Fort Bragg CA) Native American poet, novelist, literary critic, lesbian activist

Susan Douglas Gray McGrievy (24 oct 1939 – San Diego CA) LGBT activist, former competition swimmer

Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed (24 oct 1940 – Deerfield Beach FL) state legislator

Susan D. Shaw (24 oct 1943 – Dallas TX) author, ocean conservationist, environmental health scientist

Katherine Karen Dunn (24 oct 1945 – 11 may 2016 | Garden City KS – Portland OR) poet, novelist, journalist, voice artist, book reviewer, radio personality

Eugenie Carol Scott (24 oct 1945 – US) author, physical anthropologist, intelligent design / young earth creationism critic

Priscilla Kay Alden (24 oct 1946 – Hutchinson KS) head tv screenwriter

Susan Work Martin (24 oct 1950 – Croswell MI) auditor, essayist, public accountant, interim university president, first female Eastern Michigan U

May Fung Yee Pang (24 oct 1950 – New York NY) author, memoirist, jewelry designer, personal assistant, production coordinator

Jana Schneider (24 oct 1951 – McFarland WI) actress, photojournalist, wounded at Siege of Sarajevo

Mildred Ellen [Mimi] Methvin (24 oct 1952 – Alexandria LA) former judge, alternative dispute resolution mediator

Mindy Newell (24 oct 1953 – Brooklyn NY) comic book writer / editor

Wendy Neuss (24 oct 1954 – Livingston NJ) tv / film producer

Cheryl Studer (24 oct 1955 – Midland MI) dramatic soprano

Michelle Lujan Grisham (24 oct 1959 – Los Alamos NM) lawyer, state politician

Karen Marie Freeman-Wilson (24 oct 1960 – Gary IN) former judge, state politician, Gary IN Mayor

Helen Rosenthal (24 oct 1960 – Detroit MI) New York City Council member

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