05 may 19 | women.born.today

Sarah Miriam Peale (19 may 1800 – 04 feb 1885 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) still-life / portrait painter

Margaret Junkin Preston (19 may 1820 – 28 mar 1897 | Milton PA – Baltimore MD) poet, essayist, memoirist, Confederate, blind late in life

Catherine Furbish (19 may 1834 – 06 dec 1931 | Exeter NH – Brunswick ME) botanist, illustrator, watercolorist, co-founded Maine Botanical Society

Fidelia Bridges (19 may 1834 – 14 may 1923 | Salem MA – Canaan CT) visual artist, plein-air painter, watercolorist

Mary Clare de Graffenried (19 may 1849 – 26 apr 1921 | Macon GA – Washington DC) author, social investigator / reformer

Julia Etta Crane (19 may 1855 – 11 jun 1923 | Potsdam NY – Potsdam NY) author, teacher, music educator, first US music school founder / principal

Margaret White Lesley Bush-Brown (19 may 1857 – 16 nov 1944 | Philadelphia PA – Ambler PA) painter, etcher

Lady Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor (19 may 1879 – 02 may 1964 | Danville VA – Grimsthorpe UK) American-born British pacifist, society figure, WWI activist, social reformer, Christian Scientist, political pioneer, created hospital for Canadian soldiers on her estate, first woman to sit (unelected) in UK’s House of Commons

Helen Hartness Flanders (19 may 1890 – 23 may 1972 | Springfield VT – Springfield VT) poet, author, essayist, ethnomusicologist

Helen Steiner Ricer (19 may 1900 – 23 apr 1981 | Lorain OH – Cincinnati OH) poet, religious / inspirational writer

Morrnah Simeona (19 may 1913 – 11 feb 1992 | Honolulu HI – Munich, Germany) author, lecturer, Hawaiian healing teacher / practitioner

Miriam Marx (19 may 1927 – New York NY) author, memoirist

Gloria Emerson (19 may 1929 – 03 aug 2004 | New York NY – New York NY) author, journalist, war correspondent

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (19 may 1930 – 12 jan 1965 | Chicago IL – New York NY) author, activist, essayist, feminist, journalist, memoirist, playwright, political / civil rights activist, first Black and youngest winner New York Drama Critic Circle Award

Elena Poniatowska (19 may 1932 – Paris, France) author, novelist, essayist, journalist, literary / political activist, aka Mexico’s Grand Dame of Letters

Jane Brody (19 may 1941 – Brooklyn NY) health / nutrition non-fiction author

Nora Ephron (19 may 1941 – 26 jun 2012 | New York NY – New York NY) novelist, essayist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter

Kathy Boudin (19 may 1943 – New York NY) author, professor, social activist, former far-left radical / convicted felon murderer

Victoria Chaplin (19 may 1951 – Santa Monica CA) British-American circus performer, costume designer

Maureen McCormick (19 may 1956 – Encino CA) author, actress, recording artist

Jann Carl (19 may 1960 – Carthage MO) journalist, entertainment correspondent

 

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