02 feb 06 | women-born-today

Louise Deshong Woodbridge (06 Feb 1848 – 31 Oct 1925 | Chester PA – Chester PA) socialite, philanthropist, landscape photographer

Henriette Dessaulles (06 Feb 1860 – 17 Nov 1946 | Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) pioneering diarist, columnist, journalist, pen-name Fadette

Effie Louise Smith (06 Feb 1861 – 09 Aug 1893 | Athens VT – Athens VT) poet

Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould (06 Feb 1879 – 27 Jul 1944 | Brockton MA – Princeton NJ) author, essayist, short story writer

Anne Bethel Spencer (06 Feb 1882 – 27 Jul 1975 | Henry County VA – Lynchburg VA) poet, teacher, gardener, librarian, civil rights activist

Christine M[a]cGaffey Frederick (06 Feb 1883 – 06 Apr 1970 | Boston MA – Laguna Beach CA) author, lecturer, interior decorator, college instructor, pioneering home economist, consulting / contributing magazine editor

Florence Hope Luscomb (06 Feb 1887 – 27 Oct 1985 | Lowell MA – Boston MA) architect, activist

Katharine Elliott Wilkie (06 Feb 1904 – 08 Apr 1980 | Lexington KY – Lexington KY) author, young adult novelist

Merze Tate (06 Feb 1905 – 27 Jun 1996 | Blanchard MI – Washington DC) author, scholar, professor, US diplomacy expert

Elfriede Martha Abbe (06 Feb 1919 – 31 Dec 2012 | Washington DC – Manchester VT) sculptor, wood engraver, botanical illustrator

Helen Singer Kaplan (06 Feb 1929 – 17 Aug 1995 | Vienna, Austria – New York NY) author, sex therapist, aka The Sex Queen, psychologist, psychiatrist, founded first US medical school clinic for sexual disorders

Bonnie Watson Coleman (06 Feb 1945 – Camden NJ) state politician, first African-American female from NJ in US Congress, co-founded Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, co-sponsored International Megan’s Law

Bonnie Koloc (06 Feb 1946 – Waterloo IA) artist, actress, folk singer-songwriter

June Cotner (06 Feb 1950 – US) author, speaker, anthologist, workshop leader, publishing / marketing consultant

Dulcinea Langfelder (06 Feb 1955 – Brooklyn NY) song, mime, dance, drama, multimedia artist, founded Dulcinea Langfelder & Co. non-profit to create / present international multidisciplinary tragicomic shows

Nicki R. Crick (06 Feb 1958 – 28 Oct 2012 | West Lafayette IN – Woodbury MN) author, essayist, psychologist, professor of child development / family studies, international research expert on relational aggression / peer victimization

Christina Paxson (06 Feb 1960 – Forest Hills PA) economist, public health expert, educational leader, current President of Brown University