05 may 22 | women.born.today

Gertrude Jane Hall Denny (22 may 1837 – 05 aug 1933 | Ten Mile Run NJ – Portland OR) author, Whitman Massacre survivor, wife of US Consul-General to Shanghai, co-importer of first Chinese pheasants to US soil

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (22 may 1844 – 14 jun 1926 | Allegheny City PA – Château de Beaufresne, France) painter, printmaker, pioneering American Impressionist

Bertha Honoré Palmer (22 may 1849 – 05 may 1918 | Louisville KY – Osprey FL) art collector, clubwoman, philanthropist

Lucy May Stanton (22 may 1875 – 19 mar 1931 | Atlanta GA – Athens GA) watercolorist, miniature portrait artist, large-scale landscapes / still life painter

Edith Margaret VanderPoel Faulstich (22 may 1907 – 04 sep 1974 | Brooklyn NY – Yonkers NY)  philatelist, philatelic journalist, postal history / postal covers specialist

Mary Marshall Metcalfe Rexford (22 may 1915 – 02 mar 1996 | St Louis MO – Chesterfield MO) memoirist, WWII Red Cross canteen worker, first woman to land at Normandy

Pearl Lang (22 may 1921 – 24 feb 2009 | Chicago IL – New York NY) author, dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, dance company founder / leader

Judith Crist (22 may 1922 – 07 aug 2012 | Bronx NY – Manhattan NY) academic, journalist, film critic

Lorraine Fox (22 may 1922 –  01 (?) mar 1976 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) artist, illustrator, art teacher / professor, first female inductee into Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame (posthumous award)

Evelyn Thomas Butts (22 may 1924 – 11 mar 1993 | Norfolk VA – Norfolk VA) social reformer, political activist, civil rights leader

Marisol Escobar (22 may 1930 – 30 apr 2016 | Paris, France – New York NY) sculptor, aka Queen of Pop Art [obituary]

Ingrid Rimland (22 may 1936 – Molotschna, Ukraine) author, activist, novelist, memoirist, child psychologist, Holocaust denier

Susan Elizabeth Strasberg (22 may 1938 – 21 jan 1999 | New York NY – New York NY) actress, memoirist, autobiographical author

Nancy Gertner (22 may 1946 – New York NY) blogger, memoirist, former US Federal Judge

Ann Meekitjuk Hanson (22 may 1946 – Qaktut, Northwest Territories) Inuktitut author, journalist, civil servant, broadcaster, social activist

Roberta [Robin] Denise Toner (22 may 1954 – 12 dec 2008 | Chester PA – Washington DC) journalist, first female national political NYTimes correspondent

Helen Frances James (22 may 1956 – Hot Springs AK) paleontologist, ornithologist

Carol Barbee (22 may 1959 – Concord NC) tv writer, actress, producer

Tosca Reno (22 may 1959 – Lachine, Quebec) author, columnist, fitness model, certified Nutritional Therapy practitioner

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