10 oct 25

Mary Hempstead Keeney Lisa (25 oct 1782 – 03 sep 1869 | New London CT – Galena IL) folk figure, aka Aunt Manuel, first white woman to enter upper Missouri Indian territory

Elizabeth Van Lew (25 oct 1818 – 25 sep 1900 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) diarist, memoirist, aka Crazy Bet, Civil War Union spy / ring leader, post-War postmistress

Anna Maria Richardson Harkness (25 oct 1837 – 27 mar 1926 | Dalton OH – New York NY) philanthropist, founded Commonwealth Fund, funded Yale University Memorial Quadrangle and Harkness Tower

Helen Augusta Blanchard (25 oct 1840 – 09 jan 1922 | Portland ME – Providence RI) inventor, businesswoman, sewing machine /sewing technology patent holder

Lucy Rebecca Buck (25 oct 1845 – 20 apr 1918 | Warren VA – Front Royal VA) author, Civil War diarist

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (25 oct 1875 – 23 dec 1961 | Hoosick Falls NY – Concord MA) children’s author, magazine writer

Mary Morgan Keipp (25 oct 1875 – 22 jan 1961 | Selma AL – Selma AL) African-American photographer, nurse anesthetist, art photography pioneer

Emma Rowena Gatewood (25 oct 1887 – 04 jun 1973 | Guyan OH – Gallipolis OH) aka Grandma Gatewood, extreme hiker, ultra-light hiking pioneer, first woman to hike solo / in one season the Appalachian Trail from GA to ME  

Marjorie Acker Phillips (25 oct 1894 – 19 jun 1985 | Bourbon IN – Washington DC) artist, modern art pioneer

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (25 oct 1912 – 04 mar 1996 | Centerville TN – Nashville TN) memoirist, comedienne, aka Minnie Pearl, cookbook writer, autobiographical author

Marcia Borie (25 oct 1929 – 01 jun 1990 | Philadelphia PA – Studio City CA) author, journalist, magazine editor, Hollywood entertainment writer

Hanna Holborn Gray (25 oct 1930 – Heidelberg, Germany) author, historian, professor emerita, first female Acting President at Yale University, first female President of University of Chicago

Vija Celmins (25 oct 1938 – Riga, Latvia) Latvian-American painter, graphic artist, printmaker

Sara Dylan (25 oct 1939 – Wilmington DE) muse, model, actress, born Shirley Marlin Noznisky, Bob Dylan’s first wife and birth-mother of his four children

Lynda Benglis (25 oct 1941 – Lake Charles LA) sculptor, visual artist

Anne Tyler (25 oct 1941 – Minneapolis MN) novelist, short story writer

Vaughn Solomon Schofield (25 oct 1943 – Regina, Saskatchewan) provincial politician, community activist, current Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

Pamela Shoemaker (25 oct 1950 – Midwest WY) editor, author, gatekeeping theorist, professor of communication

Denise Giardina (25 oct 1951 – Bluefield WV) Appalachian novelist

Catherine J. Bell (25 oct 1954 – Comox, British Columbia) politician, trade unionist, social / community activist

Stella Dorothy Loring East (25 oct 1955 – Ontario CA) Canadian-Norwegian artist, illustrator

Gale Anne Hurd (25 oct 1955 – Los Angeles CA) tv / film producer, screenwriter

Pamela Jean Scheunemann (25 oct 1955 – Minneapolis MN ) production manager, children’s picture book author, Minnesota Book Builders founding member

Tina Molinari (25 oct 1956 – Toronto, Ontario) former politician, justice of the peace, educational board member

Collette Marie Bennett Sunderman (25 oct 1959 – Sun Valley CA) voice / casting director for video games, film productions, animated television

Lynn Candace Toler (25 oct 1959 – Columbus OH) US author, lawyer, tv divorce court arbiter

June Brigman (25 oct 1960 – Atlanta GA) comic book artist / illustrator

Anh Duong (25 oct 1960 – Bordeaux, France) US model, artist, actress, author, visual diarist, self-portrait painter

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