12 dec 25 | women.born.today

Martha Coffin Wright (25 dec 1806 – 04 jan 1875 | Boston MA – Boston MA) Quaker, feminist, abolitionist, writing / painting teacher, Declaration of Sentiments signer, Underground Railroad activist

Hannah Maria Conant Tracy Cutler (25 dec 1815 – 11 feb 1896 | Becket MA – Ocean Springs MS) author, essayist, physician, abolitionist, social reformer, suffrage / temperance movements activist / leader

Louisa Hawkins Canby (25 dec 1818 – 27 jun 1889 | Paris KY – Portland OR) aka The Angel of Santa Fe, Civil War Union Brigadier General’s wife, secretly nursed Confederate soldiers in New Mexico

Clarissa [Clara] Harlowe Barton (25 dec 1821 – 12 apr 1912 | North Oxford MA – ) Glen Echo MD) teacher, patent clerk, humanitarian, pioneering nurse, founded Red Cross

Susan Arnold Elston Wallace (25 dec 1830 – 01 oct 1907 | Crawfordsville IN – Crawfordsville IN) poet, critic, author, editor, musician

Agnes Salm-Salm (25 dec 1844 – 21 dec 1912 | Franklin VT – Karlsruhe, Germany) memoirist, war / political activist, US Civil War field nurse, Prussian Princess by marriage, born Agnes Elisabeth Winona Leclerc Joy

Isabella Stewart Valancy Crawford (25 dec 1850 – 12 feb 1887 | Dublin, Ireland – Toronto, Ontario) Irish-Canadian poet, writer

Flora Juliette Cooke (25 dec 1864 – 21 feb 1953 | Bainbridge OH – Chicago IL) writer, teacher, progressive educator, teachers college co-founder

Evangeline Cory Booth (25 dec 1865 – 17 jul 1950 | Sneinton, England – Hartsdale NY) English-American author, social reformer, first female General of the Salvation Army

Fay Templeton (25 dec 1865 – 03 oct 1939 | Little Rock AR – San Francisco CA) singer, actress, comedienne, music writer / author

Elisabeth Coit Gilman (25 dec 1867 – 14 dec 1950 | New Haven CT – Baltimore MD) US Socialist, social worker, political activist, civil rights / liberties advocate, Maryland Civil Liberties Committee co-founder, hosted first public interracial dinner at her home in Baltimore MD

Chaja [Helena] Courielli Rubinstein (25 dec 1870 – 01 apr 1965 | Kraków, Poland – New York NY ) Polish-American, social icon, self-made millionaire, cosmetics businesswoman

Jessie Wallace Hughan (25 dec 1875 – 10 apr 1955 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) author, essayist, educator, social activist, radical pacifist, founder / first secretary War Resisters League

Juliana Rieser Force (25 dec 1876 – 28 aug 1948 | Doylestown PA – New York NY) art patron, museum director, art administrator

Evelyn Nesbit (25 dec 1884 – 17 jan 1967 | Tarentum PA – Santa Monica CA) dancer, actress, artist’s model

Mana-Zucca (25 dec 1885 – 08 mar 1981 | New York NY – Miami FL) Polish-American child prodigy, singer, actress, pianist, composer, born Gizella Zuccamanof (later Zuccaman), composed 1,000+ works: opera, ballet, solo works, orchestral works, chamber music, violin concerto

Sonya Levien (25 dec 1888 – 19 mar 1960 | Panemune, Lithuania – Hollywood CA) Russian-American screenwriter, magazine editor, short fiction writer

Lila Bell Acheson Wallace (25 dec 1889 – 08 may 1984 | Virden, Manitoba – ) Mount Kisco NY) editor, publisher, philanthropist, Reader’s Digest co-founder

Dorothy Dunbar Bromley (25 dec 1895 – 03 jan 1986 | Ottawa IL – Kennett Square PA) editor, publicist, journalist, columnist, magazine writer

Gladys Swarthout (25 dec 1900 – 07 jul 1969 | Deepwater MO – Florence, Italy) operatic mezzo-soprano

Anne X. Alpern (25 dec 1903 – 02 feb 1981 | Russia – Pittsburgh PA) jurist, politician, Attorney General for Pennsylvania, Justice on PA Supreme Court

Flemmie Pansy Kittrell (25 dec 1904 – 03 oct 1980 | Henderson NC – Washington DC) first African-American female to earn PhD in Nutrition, Dean of Home Economics at Hampton Institute, child health / nutrition researcher

Irene Barnes Taeuber (25 dec 1906 – 24  feb 1974 | Meadville MO – Princeton NJ) author, educator, essayist, demographer, anthropologist, directed US Census Library Project, edited Princeton University’s Population Index

Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 dec 1911 – 31 may 2010 | Paris, France – New York NY) French-American artist, sculptor, feminist, arts innovator

Maritta Martin Wolff Stegman (25 dec 1918 – 01 jul 2002 | Grass Lake MI – Los Angeles CA) novelist

Bethany Beardslee (25 dec 1925 – Lansing MI) operatic soprano, former president Association for the Publication of New Music (APNM)

Anita Huffington (25 dec 1934 – Baltimore MD) stone / bronze figurative sculptor

Joan Edna Hult Lippincott (25 dec 1935 – Kearny NJ) concert organist, former head of organ department at Westminster Choir College

Anne Roiphe (25 dec 1935 – New York NY) novelist, essayist, feminist, journalist, nonfiction author

Louise Goodman (25 dec 1937 – US) Native American ceramicist, Navajo folk artist

Monique Landry (25 dec 1937 – Canada) politician, administrator, physiotherapist

Kay S. Hymowitz (25 dec 1948 – Philadelphia PA) author, sociologist

Wen-Ch’ing [Winnie] Li (25 dec 1948 – Taiwan) Chinese-American mathematician, distinguished professor, number theorist researcher

Rose Marasco (25 dec 1948 – Utica NY) lecturer, photographer, Distinguished Professor Emerita, aka Maine’s Most Prolific Photographer

Anne Spielberg (25 dec 1949 – Philadelphia PA) screenwriter

Barbara Dever (25 dec 1951 – US) mezzo-soprano opera singer, Sacred Heart Church music director

Pam Muñoz Ryan (25 dec 1951 – Bakersfield CA) Mexican-American author, novelist, children’s / biographical writer

Christine Donohue (25 dec 1952 – Coaldale PA) jurist, attorney, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Carol Christine Hilaria [C. C. H.] Pounder (25 dec 1952 – Georgetown, British Guiana) Guyanese-born American actress, AIDS / post-apartheid activist, Artists for New South Africa co-founder

Lynne P. Sullivan (25 dec 1952 – Kingsport TN) author, curator, archaeologist, feminist / gender archaeology movement activist / contributor

Mirta Toledo (25 dec 1952 – Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentine-American artist, writer, painter, sculptor

Margaret Ann [Maggie] Williams (25 dec 1954 – Kansas City MO) campaign manage for Hillary Clinton, director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University

Linda Ellen Evans (25 dec 1958 – Crawfordsville IN) fantasy / science fiction novelist

Christina Duckworth Romer (25 dec 1958 – Alton IL) economist, professor of economy, Obama’s former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

Yumi Kim Hogan (25 dec 1959 – Naju, South Korea) educator, arts / women’s advocate, First Lady of Maryland, first Korean US State First Lady

Mary Ann Coady Weinand (25 dec 1959 – 26 sep 2007 | Homestead Air Force Base FL – Tucson AZ) psychiatrist, breast cancer awareness advocate / activist