12 dec 24 | women.born.today

Sarah Bradlee Fulton (24 dec 1740 – 09 nov 1835 | Dorchester MA – Medford MA) US Revolutionary War activist, folk figure, volunteer war field nurse, aka Mother of the Boston Tea Party

Esther Clark Short (24 dec 1806 – 28 jun 1862 | Tioga County PA – Vancouver WA) Algonquin-German-American pioneer landowner, businesswoman,  aka The Pioneer Mother, Vancouver [Washington State] co-founder / settler

Elizabeth Margaret Chandler (24 dec 1807 – 02 nov 1834 | Centre DE – Tecumseh MI) poet, writer, first US female writer to focus on abolition

Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson (24 dec 1847 – 29 may 1932 | West Stockbridge MA – Detroit MI) author, scholar, historian, professor, genealogist, philanthropist

Lucrezia Bori (24 dec 1887 – 14 may 1960 | Valencia, Spain – New York NY) operatic lyric soprano, Metropolitan Opera fundraiser, aka Lucrecia Borja González de Riancho

Hortense Powdermaker (24 dec 1900 – 15 jun 1970 | Philadelphia PA – Berkeley CA) Jewish-American author, labor leader, ethnographer, anthropologist,  autobiographical author

Mary Caperton Bingham (24 dec 1904 – 18 apr 1995 | Richmond KY – Louisville KY) newspaper publisher, civil rights activist, philanthropist

Stormé DeLarverie (24 dec 1920 – 24 mar 2014 | New Orleans LA – Brooklyn NY) entertainer, bodyguard, civil rights activist, master of ceremonies, volunteer street patrol worker, aka Rosa Parks of the Gay Community

Carol Haney (24 dec 1924 – 10 may 1964 | New Bedford MA – Saddle Brook NJ) American dancer, actress, choreographer

Teresa Stich Randall (24 dec 1927 – 17 jul 2007 | Hartland CT – Vienna, Austria) operatic soprano, concert artist

Mary Higgins Clark (24 dec 1927 – Bronx NY) mystery / suspense novelist

Nancy Ludlow [Tucky] Tuckerman (24 dec 1928 – Farmington CT) travel business owner, US White House Social Secretary, childhood friend of Jackie Bouvier, personal secretary to Jacqueline Kennedy until her death (1994)

Annette de la Renta (24 dec 1939 – Nice, France) French-American socialite, philanthropist, patron of arts / museums / libraries, aka Anne France Mannheimer, aka Anne France Engelhard

Anne Petrie (24 dec 1946 – Canada) broadcast journalist, nonfiction author

Barra Grant (24 dec 1948 – New York NY) actress, film director, playwright, screenwriter, aka Barbara Carol Wayne

Barbara Pariente (24 dec 1948 – New York NY) jurist, attorney, former Judge FL Fourth District Court of Appeals, former Chief Justice of Florida Supreme Court

Libby Larsen (24 dec 1950 – Wilmington DE) multi-genre / multi-media composer, American Composers Forum founder

Marsha Gomez (24 dec 1951 – 29 sep 1998 | Baton Rouge LA – Austin TX) Choctaw-Mexican-American artist, activist, potter, herbalist, mental health advocate, single mother murdered by schizophrenic son

Karla Burns (24 dec 1954 – Wichita KS) African-American operatic mezzo-soprano, master teacher

Dale Brown Emeagwali (24 dec 1954 – Baltimore MD) author, co-author, microbiologist, cancer researcher

Sharon G. Flake (24 dec 1955 – Philadelphia PA) African-American, essayist, young adult novelist, short story writer

Maryfran [MF] Cardamone (24 dec 1958 – Mt Airy PA) American painter, printmaker, contemporary artist