12 dec 02 | women.born.today

Mary Mortimer (02 dec 1816 – 14 jul 1877 | Trowbridge UK – Milwaukee WI) educator, woman’s club leader, art history lecturer, co-founded Milwaukee College, founded Industrial School for Girls of Milwaukee

Marciana Malvena Carpenter (02 dec 1820 – 13 apr 1937 | Ellington CT – Cortland NY) artist, taxidermist

Elizabeth Lyle Saxon (02 dec 1832 – 14 mar 1915 | Greenville TN – Memphis TN) speaker, memoirist, women’s rights activist, pioneer Southern suffrage leader

Grace McGowan Cooke (02 dec 1861 – 24 jun 1944 | Brooklyn NY – Santa Clara CA) novelist

Ruth Draper (02 dec 1884 – 30 dec 1956 | New York NY – New York NY) diseuse, actress, dramatist, memoirist

Josephine Aspinwall Roche (02 dec 1886 – 26 jul 1976 | Neligh NE – Bethesda MD) activist, politician, industrialist, humanitarian, first female Denver police officer, United Mine Workers administrator, Foreign Language Information Services director

Bess Furman (02 dec 1894 – 12 may 1969 | Danbury NE – Woodacres MD) author, journalist, White House reporter

Helen Adam (02 dec 1909 – 19 sep 1993 | Glasgow, Scotland – New York NY) poet, collagist, photographer, Beat Generation predecessor, member San Francisco Renaissance

Norma Miller (02 dec 1919 – Harlem NY) swing dancer, memoirist, aka Queen of Swing

Maria Callas (02 dec 1923 – 16 sep 1977 | New York NY – Paris, France) Greek-American operatic soprano

Julie Harris (02 dec 1925 – 24 aug 2013 | Grosse Point MI – West Chatham MA) author, stage / film / tv actress

Carol Collier Kuhlthau (02 dec 1937 – New Brunswick NJ) author, educator, school libraries / information literacy / information seeking behavior lecturer and researcher

Louise Mintz Sunshine (02 dec 1940 – US) philanthropist, real estate developer, founded the Sunshine Group

Penelope Spheeris (02 dec 1945 – New Orleans LA) film director / producer / screenwriter

Elizabeth Berg (02 dec 1948 – Saint Paul MN) novelist, essayist

Sally Jane Bruce (02 dec 1948 – Los Angeles CA) former child actress, teacher, children’s gardening / environmental activist

Susan [Sue] Hendrickson (02 dec 1949 – Chicago IL) author, memoirist, paleontologist, marine archeologist

Sharon Hall Robinson (02 dec 1949 – Houston TX) classical concert cellist

Caroline Myss (02 dec 1952 – Chicago IL) author, mystic, medical intuitive, spiritual teacher

Carol Shea-Porter (02 dec 1952 – New York NY) social worker, community college instructor, NH state / US national politician

Patty Petersen Mirkovich (02 dec 1954 – Glendale CA) writer, former child actress, English / computer science teacher, online novel-writing company founder

Fae Myenne Ng (02 dec 1956 – San Francisco CA) Chinese-American novelist, short story writer

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (02 dec 1957 – Ridgewood NJ) American-Italian writer, curator, art historian

MaryAnne Golon (02 dec 1960 – US) journalist, newspaper and magazine editor / director of photography