05 may 24 | women.born.today

Ynés Mexia (24 may 1870 – 12 jul 1938 | Washington DC – Berkeley CA) artist, botanist, essayist, lecturer, photographer, independent scholar

Lillian Evelyn Moller Gilbreth (24 may 1878 – 02 jan 1972 | Oakland CA – Phoenix AZ) author, engineer, biographer, memoirist, psychologist, inventor / innovator

Elsa Maxwell (24 may 1883 – 01 nov 1963 | Keokuk IA – New York NY) author, columnist, songwriter, scriptwriter, professional hostess, treasure hunt / scavenger hunt innovator

Mary Madeleva Wolff (24 may 1887 – 25 jul 1964 | Cumberland WI – Boston MA)  poet, abbess, medieval scholar, non-fiction author, aka The Lady Abbess of Nun Poets

Helen Brooke Taussig (24 may 1898 – 20 may 1986 | Cambridge MA – Chester PA) author, deaf / lip reader, pediatric cardiologist, blue baby Blalock-Taussig shunt innovator

Claire McCardell (24 may 1905 – 22 mar 1958 | Frederick MD – New York NY) ready-to-wear fashion designer / style innovator

Ruth Agnes McCall Robertson Marietta (24 may 1905 – 17 feb 1998 | Peoria IL – Rosenberg TX) author, photojournalist

Edith Kiertzner Heath (24 may 1911 – 27 dec 2005 | Ida Grove IA – Tiburon CA) ceramic artist, studio potter, architectural tile maker, Heathware founder / innovator

Florence Knoll Schutz [Shu] Bassett (24 may 1917 – Saginaw MI) architect, furniture designer

Elaine Malbin (24 may 1932 – New York NY) opera / musical / concert soprano

Marian Ruth Passmore Engel (24 may 1933 – 16 feb 1985 | Toronto, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) activist, novelist, teacher

Jane Margaret Burke Byrne (24 may 1934 – 14 nov 2014 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) memoirist, first / only female Chicago IL Mayor

Valerie Capers (24 may 1935 – New York NY) jazz pianist, composer, first blind Juilliard School graduate

Nelle Nugent (24 may 1939 – Jersey City NJ) independent Broadway play producer

Sandra Kegerreis (24 may 1941 – Elkhart IN) poet, short story writer, children’s book author

Mary Willis Walker (24 may 1942 – Fox Point WI) crime fiction writer

Nina Auerbach (24 may 1943 – New York NY) author, professor, Victorian culture / literature specialist

Sylvia Plachy (24 may 1943 – Budapest, Hungary) Hungarian-American author, photographer

Maude Barlow (24 may 1947 – Toronto, Ontario) author, right-to-water activist, Blue Planet Project co-founder, Council of Canadians citizens’ advocacy chairperson

Judith Kahan (24 may 1948 – Roslyn Heights NY) actress, tv writer

Rosanne Cash (24 may 1955 – Memphis TN) author, memoirist, singer-songwriter

Kristie Anne Kenney (24 may 1955 – Washington DC) career ambassador, first female US Ambassador to Thailand and the Philippines

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