11 nov 18 | Women.Born.Today

Susan Lincoln Tolman Mills (18 nov 1826 – 12 dec 1912 | Enosburg VT – Oakland CA) teacher, missionary, co-founded Mills College for Women

Amanda Akin Stearns (18 nov 1827 – 02 feb 1911 | Pawling NY – Pawling NY) author, US Civil War nurse, memoirist

Rose Markward Knox (18 nov 1857 – 27 sep 1950 | Mansfield OH – Johnstown NY) cookbook author, progressive business leader, women workers rights activist

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (18 nov 1861 – 16 dec 1951 | Montgomery TN – New Orleans LA) journalistcrime reporter, advice columnist, aka Dorothy Dix

Dich [Dixie] Cornell Gebhardt (18 nov 1866 – 16 oct 1955 | Knoxville IA – Knoxville IA) folk figure, Iowa State flag designer, WWI leader Iowa Daughters of the Revolution

Georgia Phillips Morgan Bullock (18 nov 1878 – 29 aug 1857 | Chicago IL – Monterey CA) lawyer, pioneering female judge, legal professional women’s advocate, co-founded Women Lawyers Club of Los Angeles

Amelita Galli-Curci (18 nov 1882 – 26 nov 1963 | Milan, Italy – La Jolla CA) Italian operatic coloratura soprano, devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda

Frances Marion Benson Owens (18 nov 1888 – 12 may 1973 | San Francisco CA – Los Angeles CA) author, journalist, screenwriter

Esther McCoy (18 nov 1904 – 30 dec 1989 | Horatio AR – Santa Monica CA) author, journalist, short fiction writer, architectural historian

Madeline DeFrees (18 nov 1919 – 11 nov 2015 | Ontario OR – Portland OR) poet, professor, nonfiction author, former religious sister

Gianna d’Angelo (18 nov 1929 – 27 dec 2013 | Hartford CT – Mint Hill NC) operatic coloratura soprano, voice teacher / professor, née Jane Angelovich

Barbara McMartin (18 nov 1931 – 27 sep 2005 | Boston MA – Canada Lake NY) author, mathematician, environmentalist, Adirondacks Mountain advocate

Priscilla McClure Johnson Paetsch (18 nov 1931 – Evanston IL) artist, sculptor, violinist, composer, Arabian horse trainer, mother of seven musicians, Paetsch Family Chamber Music Ensemble co-founder

Melissa Folesch Wells (18 nov 1932 – Tallinn, Estonia) diplomat, former US Ambassador

Madeline Charlotte Moorman Garside (18 nov 1933 – 08 nov 1991 | Little Rock AR – New York NY) cellist, Fluxus member, performance artist, avant-garde music advocate

Margaret Atwood (18 nov 1939 – Ottawa, Ontario) poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic, environmental activist

Sheila Gail Block Lukins (18 nov 1942 – 30 aug 2009 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) caterer, cookbook author, food editor / writer / columnist

Linda Connor (18 nov 1944 – New York NY) exotic / spiritual locations photographer, photography professor, PhotoAlliance founding director

Wilma Pearl Mankiller (18 nov 1945 – 06 apr 2010 | Tahlequah OK – Adair County OK) Cherokee Chief, nonfiction / cookbook / autobiographical author

Elaine F. Marshall (18 nov 1945 – Lineboro MD) first female NC Secretary of State

Valentina Arina Alieva Battler (18 nov 1946 – Astrakhan, Russia) Russian-Canadian poet, artist, Chinese brush painter

Jean Louise Cohen (18 nov 1946 – US) author, essayist, professor of political thought, contemporary political and legal theorist

Michele Dee Klevens Ritterman (18 nov 1946 –  US) author, family therapist, clinical psychologist / psychotherapist, Mother of hypnosis / family therapy

Ana Mendieta (18 nov 1948 – 08 sep 1985 | Havana, Cuba – New York NY) Cuban-American sculptor, painter, video artist, performance artist

Katherine Orrison (18 nov 1948 – Anniston AL) author, costumer, producer, set decorator, art director, film historian

Tina McElroy Ansa (18 nov 1949 – Macon GA) African-American teacher, novelist, journalist, filmmaker

Christiane Frenette (18 nov 1954 – Quebec City, Quebec) poet, writer, educator

Laura Miller (18 nov 1958 – Baltimore MD) journalist, columnist, investigative reporter, former Mayor of Dallas, Texas, environmental activist

Evelyn Cisneros (18 nov 1958 – Long Beach CA) ballerina, first US Hispanic prima ballerina

Shari Shattuck (18 nov 1960 – Atlanta GA) actress, mystery novelist

Elizabeth M. [Beth] Stephens (18 nov 1960 – Montgomery WV) artist, sculptor, professor, filmmaker, photographer, ecosexual collaborative artist

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