12 dec 13 | women.born.today

Sarah Bush Lincoln (13 dec 1788 – 12 apr 1869 | Elizabethtown KY – Coles County IL) political family figure, Abraham Lincoln’s step-mother

Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (13 dec 1818 – 16 jul 1882 | Lexington KY – Springfield IL) US Presidential First Lady

Emily Carr (13 dec 1871 – 02 mar 1945 | Victoria, British Columbia – Victoria, British Columbia) artist, author, Canadian cultural icon

Eleanor Robson Belmont (13 dec 1879 – 24 oct 1979 | Wigan, England – New York NY) English-American actress, patron of arts, philanthropist

Jane Edna Hunter (13 dec 1882 – 13 jan 1971 | Pendleton SC – Cleveland OH) African-American social worker, children / family advocate, autobiographical author

Belle da Costa Greene (13 dec 1883 – 10 may 1950 | Washington DC – New York NY) Bohemian, fashion figure, private librarian to J. P. Morgan

Rose A. Furlong (13 dec 1885 – 1972 | Texas US – Kansas City MO) Daughter of the Choctaw Nation

Dorothy Graham Bennett (13 dec 1893 – 22 jun 1959 | New Rochelle NY – New York NY) author, essayist, geographer, magazine writer, short story writer, world traveler

Ella Baker (13 dec 1903 – 13 dec 1986 | Norfolk VA – New York NY) African-American civil / human rights activist / mentor

Hilda Chedomille Masden (13 dec 1910 – 01 may 1981 | Brussels, Belgium – Phillipsburg NJ) British-American artist, photographer, dog breeder

Lillian Rutstein Roth (13 dec 1910 – 12 may 1980 | Boston MA – New York NY) singer, actress, memoirist, autobiographical author

Ellen Bree Burns (13 dec 1923 – New Haven CT) jurist, attorney, former US District Judge

Louise Audino Tilly (13 dec 1930 – Orange NJ) author, editor, scholar, historian, interdisciplinary researcher

Harriet Anna Mayor Fulbright (13 dec 1933 – New York NY) author, teacher, world traveler, college board president, arts / humanities advocate

Lorna Ann Milne (13 dec 1934 – Toronto, Ontario) academic, former physics professor, former Canadian Senator, social / political /community activist

Margery Beddow (13 dec 1937 – 03 jan 2010 | Grosse Pointe MI – New York NY) dancer, actress, director, ballerina, choreographer

Lise Bissonnette (13 dec 1945 – Rouyn, Quebec) Canadian author, journalist

Kathleen Marie [Kathy] Garver (13 dec 1945 – Long Beach CA) producer, cookbook author, tv / film / stage / voice over actress

Marilyn Jean Buck (13 dec 1947 – 03 aug 2010 | Midland TX – Brooklyn NY) poet, author, convict, feminist, Marxist revolutionary

Roberta Ann [R. A.] MacAvoy (13 dec 1949 – Cleveland OH) sci-fi / fantasy author

Brenda Love (13 dec 1950 – United States) author, sexologist, international lecturer

Nancy Tellem (13 dec 1952 – Danville CA) media entertainment executive

Emma Bull (13 dec 1954 – Torrance CA) sci-fi / fantasy author

Tamora Pierce (13 dec 1954 – South Connellsville PA) young adult fantasy fiction author

Amy Elizabeth Stoch-Poynton (13 dec 1958 – Cleveland OH) actress, academic, PhD theatre history / theory / criticism