02 feb 13 | women-born-today

Anna Behr Uhl Ottendorfer (13 Feb 1815 – 01 Apr 1884 | Würzburg, Bavaria – New York NY) German-American journalist, philanthropist, founded home for elderly women

Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson (13 feb 1817 – 22S ep 1875 | Willington SC – Pendleton SC) folk figure, philanthropist, co-founder Clemson University

Angelica Singleton Van Buren (13 Feb 1818 – 29 Dec 1877 | Wedgefield SC – New York NY) youngest acting First Lady / White House hostess, charitable activist / philanthropist

Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr (13 Feb 1825 – 18 Jan 1913 | Charleston SC – Rutland VT) poet, prose author

Annie Morrill Smith (13 Feb 1856 – 1946 | Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn NY) editor, author, botanist / bryologist, genealogist, member of The Sullivant Moss Society

Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass (13 Feb 1874 – 12 Apr 1969 | Sumter SC – Los Angeles CA) educator, civil rights activist, newspaper editor / publisher, first African-American woman vice-presidential Progressive nominee

Mary K. Bryan (13 Feb 1877 – 22 Feb 1962 | Prince George’s County MD – Napa CA) academic, botanist, research phytopathologist

Mary Gould Davis (13 Feb 1882 – 15 Apr 1956 | Bangor ME – New York NY) author, librarian, storyteller

Katherine Von Madaler (13 Feb 1882 – 06 Jan 1963 | Hungary – Los Angeles CA) motion picture pioneer, first sound-to-film inventor / innovator

Elizabeth Virginia Wallace [Bess] Truman (13 Feb 1885 – 18 Oct 1982 | Independence MO – Independence MO) social activist, anti-Semitic, US Presidential First Lady, longest-lived First Lady in US history

Pauline Frederick (13 Feb 1908 – 09 May 1990 | Gallitzin PA – Lake Forest IL) author, journalist

Evelyn Freeman Roberts (13 Feb 1919 – Cleveland OH) composer, music arranger, choir leader, bandleader

Eileen Farrell (13 Feb 1920 – 23 Mar 2002 | Willimantic CT – Park Ridge NJ) voice teacher, classical / popular music soprano, musical radio show host, autobiographical author

Susan Oliver (13 Feb 1932 – 10 May 1990 | New York NY – Woodland Hills CA) aviator, actress, memoirist, tv director, born Charlotte Gercke

Marilyn Pauline [Kim] Novak (13 Feb 1933 – Chicago IL) poet, actress, pastellist, photographer, impressionistic / surrealistic visual artist

Joan Brown (13 Feb 1938 – 26 Oct 1990 | San Francisco CA – Puttaparthi, India) figurative painter

Johanna Meier (13 Feb 1938 – Chicago IL) operatic soprano

Elaine Hiesey Pagels (13 Feb 1943 – Palo Alto CA) author, historian, religious scholar

Ann Major (13 Feb 1946 – Texas US) romance novelist, née Margaret Major Cleaves

Avel Louise Gordly (13 Feb 1947 – Portland OR) activist, educator, community organizer, former politician

Francine [Penny] Patterson (13 Feb 1947 – Chicago IL) author, journal editor, developmental psychologist / researcher, gorilla sign-language developer / innovator

Judith Tannenbaum (13 Feb 1947 – Chicago IL) poet, artist, writer, teacher, community-based arts organizer

Louvenia [Kitty] Black Perkins (13 Feb 1948 – Spartanburg SC) Chief Designer of Fashions and Doll Concepts for Mattel’s Barbie

Donna Hanover (13 Feb 1950 – Oakland CA) journalist, tv producer, radio / tv personality

Irene Dische (13 Feb 1952 – New York NY) author, journalist

Sarah Sheard (13 Feb 1953 – Toronto, Ontario) novelist, psychotherapist, Gestalt therapist, certified mediator, couples / family counseller

Mary GrandPré (13 Feb 1954 – South Dakota US) painter, pastellist, art philanthropist, children’s book illustrator

Denise Katnich Austin (13 Feb 1957 – San Pedro CA) author, columnist, fitness instructor

Maureen F. McHugh (13 Feb 1959 – Loveland OH) sci-fi / fantasy author

Cynthia Marie Bulik (13 Feb 1960 – Pittsburgh PA) essayist, ice and ballroom dancer, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Eating Disorders