11 nov 04 | Women.Born.Today

Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler (04 nov 1734 – 07 mar 1803 | Albany, Colony of New York – Albany NY) aristocrat, folk figure, heroine, burned family’s crops to keep them from British forces in US Revolutionary War

Sarah Hall Benham Boardman (04 nov 1803 – 01 sep 1845 | Alstead NH – Saint Helena Island) author, hymnist, translator, missionary

Grace Greenwood Bedell Billings (04 nov 1848 – 02 nov 1936 | Westfield NY – Delphos KS) folk figure, letter correspondent with US President Lincoln

Anita Newcomb McGee (04 nov 1864 – 05 oct 1940 | Washington DC – Washington DC) author, physician, biographer, medical pioneer, first female US Army Surgeon, US Army Nurse Corps founder, military women’s rights activist / advocate

Pauline Trigere (04 nov 1908 – 13 feb 2002 | Paris, France – New York NY) women’s fashion designer

Ruth Mosko Handler (04 nov 1916 – 27 apr 2002 | Denver CO – Los Angeles CA) Barbie doll inventor, Mattel toy company president

Helen LaFrance (04 nov 1919 – Graves County KY) African-American, outsider artist, self-taught painter

Joanne Brough (04 nov 1927 – 24 feb 2004 | Joplin MO – Joplin MO) tv producer / executive, Mensa member, educational lecturer

Hannah Finegold Weiner (04 nov 1928 – 11 sep 1997 | Providence RI – New York NY) performance artist, Language Poet, automatic writing diarist

Barbara Grier (04 nov 1933 – 10 nov 2011 | Cincinnati OH – Tallahassee FL) writer, publisher, Naiad Press co-founder, aka Gene Damon

Aishah Rahman (04 nov 1936 – 29 dec 2014 | New York NY – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) African-American, playwright, née Virginia Hughes

Gail E. Haley (04 nov 1939 – Charlotte NC) artist, author, illustrator, storyteller, puppeteer

Patricia Bath (04 nov 1942 – New York NY) author, inventor, academic, ophthalmologist, founded American Institute for Prevention of Blindness

Laura Bush (04 nov 1946 – Midland TX) teacher, librarian, women’s health and wellness activist, former First Lady of Texas and US Presidential First Lady

Sarah Glasscock (04 nov 1952 – El Paso TX) short fiction / education writer

Marvel Williamson (04 nov 1953 – Holton KS) author, academic, nurse educator

Anne Sweeney (04 nov 1957 – Kingston NY) tv director, businesswoman

Rachel MacNair (04 nov 1958 – Kansas City MO) editor, author, Quaker, sociologist, psychologist, anti-war / anti-abortion activist, consistent life ethic practitioner, coined term Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress (PITS)

Deborah Rennard (04 nov 1959 – Los Angeles CA) writer, actress, producer

Kathleen Mary [Kathy] Griffin (04 nov 1960 – Oak Park IL) writer, tv host, actress, comedian, producer

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