02 feb 14 | women.born.today

Frances [Fanny] Keeling Valentine Allan (14 feb 1784 – 28 feb 1829 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) literary folk figure, E. A. Poe’s foster-mother / first teacher, taught Poe to read and write, gave Poe his middle name Allan

Sarah Louise Browning Knox-Goodrich (14 feb 1825 – 30 oct 1903 | Culpepper VA – San Jose CA) suffragist, political / women’s rights activist, commissioned Knox-Goodrich Building, Goodrich quarry provided stone for Stanford University construction

Anna Howard Shaw (14 feb 1847 – 02 jul 1919 | Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England – Moylan PA) physician, women’s suffrage leader, autobiographical author, pioneer ordained female Methodist minister

Sallie Florence Casey Thayer (14 feb 1856 – 10 sep 1925 | Covington KY – San Diego CA) art collector / benefactor, donated collections to Spencer Art Museum in Lawrence KS

Virginia Frazer Boyle (14 feb 1863 – 13 dec 1938 | Chattanooga TN – Memphis TN) poet, author

Marion Mahony Griffin (14 feb 1871 – 10 aug 1961 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) artist, architect, watercolorist

Aida Overton Walker (14 feb 1880 – 11 oct 1914 | Richmond VA – New York NY) choreographer, vaudeville dancer

Katherine Stinson (14 feb 1891 – 08 jul 1977 | Fort Payne AL – Santa Fe NM) architect, WWI Red Cross ambulance driver, aka The Flying Schoolgirl, pioneering aviator / stunt / exhibition flyer

Lisa Albert (14 feb 1926 – New York NY) tv writer and producer

Catherine Ponder (14 feb 1927 – Hartsville SC) Unity minister, prosperity author

Elly Berkovits Gross (14 feb 1929 – Șimleu Silvaniei, Romania) poet, author, speaker, Romanian-American, Jewish Holocaust survivor,

Dorothy Joan Langley Harris (14 feb 1931 – Kobe, Japan) Japanese-born Canadian children’ author, former public library assistant

Rebecca Brown Burton (14 feb 1940 – Salt Lake City UT) romance novelist, pen-name: Rebecca Winters

Suzanne Phland [Sue] Paterno (14 feb 1940 – Latrobe PA) aka SuePa, philanthropist

Donna Shalala (14 feb 1941 – Cleveland OH) author, academic, politician, university president

Lynne Rudder Baker (14 feb 1944 – Atlanta GA) author, professor, philosopher

Alev Lytle Croutier (14 feb 1944 – Izmir, Turkey) Turkish-American author, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker

Bonita Sue [Bonnie] Dunbar (14 feb 1948 – Sterling CO) author, molecular / cell biologist, anti-HepB vaccination specialist

Marty Moss-Coane (14 feb 1949 – US) radio host / producer

Terry Gross (14 feb 1951 – Brooklyn NY) radio interview host / producer

Susan Tifft (14 feb 1951 – 01 apr 2010 | Rumford ME – Cambridge MA) author, journalist, educator

Martha Raddatz (14 feb 1953 – Idaho Falls ID) tv reporter, interviewer, chief correspondent

Claire Cook (14 feb 1955 – Alexandria VA) writer, novelist, publisher, public speaker, former schoolteacher

Carol Kalish (14 feb 1955 – 05 sep 1991 | US – US) writer, editor, comic book retailer, sales manager

Suzanne Bocanegra (14 feb 1957 – Houston TX) sound / visual / conceptual / installation artist

Connie Ann Kirk (14 feb 1957 – Wellsville NY) children’s biographies / picture books author

Renée Fleming (14 feb 1959 – Indiana PA) operatic /concert soprano

Meg Tilly (14 feb 1960 – Long Beach CA) actress, novelist, memoirist, born Margaret Elizabeth Chan