06 jun 11 | women.born.today

Anne Newport Royall (11 jun 1769 – 01 oct 1854 | Baltimore MD – Washington DC) writer, publisher, reformer, journalist

Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens (11 jun 1832 – 08 aug 1899 | La Grange TN – Edgefield SC) author, socialite, flag seamstress, Confederate icon, aka Queen of the Confederacy

Mary Leslie (11 jun 1842 – 01 mar 1920 | Great Britain – Toronto, Canada) artist, art teacher, columnist, conducted Leslie’s College for Women

Olivia America Davidson Washington (11 jun 1854 – 09 may 1889 | Mercer WV – Boston MA) teacher, Tuskegee Institute co-founder

Mary Jane Rathbun (11 jun 1860 – 04 apr 1943 | Buffalo NY – Washington DC) author, zoologist, crustaceans expert

Addie Waites Hunton (11 jun 1866 – 21 jun 1943 | Norfolk VA – Washington DC) author, educator, biographer, suffragist, peace activist, political organizer, race / gender activist

Jeannette Pickering Rankin (11 jun 1880 – 18 may 1973 | Missoula MT – Carmel CA) pacifist, first woman in U.S. Congress

Charlotte [Lottie] Eugenia Hawkins Brown (11 jun 1883 – 11 jan 1961 | Henderson NC – Sedalia NC) educator, school founder

Lillian de Havilland Fontaine (11 jun 1886 – 20 feb 1975 | Reading UK – Santa Barbara CA) actress, drama teacher, theater founder / director

Ida Mary Inman (11 jun 1894 – 20 jan 1985 | Kentucky US – California US) author, socialist, women’s rights / homemakers’ rights activist

Dorothy Louise Gage (11 jun 1898 – 11 nov 1898 | Bloomington IL – Bloomington IL) literary figure, namesake of Dorothy of Oz

Josephine Louise Miles (11 jun 1911 – 12 may 1985 | Chicago IL – Berkeley CA) poet, literary critic

Mary Josephine Lavin (11 jun 1912 – 25 mar 1966 | East Walpole MA – Dublin, Ireland) author, novelist, feminist, short story writer

Ruth Shick Montgomery (11 jun 1912 – 10 jun 2001 | Sumner IL – Naples FL) author, psychic, journalist

Risë Stevens (11 jun 1913 – 20 mar 2013 | New York NY – New York NY) operatic mezzo-soprano

Margaret E. [Peg] Mullen (11 jun 1917 – 02 oct 2009 | Pocahontas IA – La Porte City IA) memoirist, anti-war activist

Hazel Dorothy Scott (11 jun 1920 – 02 oct 1981 | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – New York NY) author, actress, civil rights activist, jazz and classical singer / pianist

Frances Helen Brown Foster (11 jun 1924 – 17 jun 1997 | Yonkers NY – Fairfax VA) tv / film / stage actress, theater director

Sonya Monosoff (11 jun 1927 – Cleveland OH) violinist, Baroque violin pioneer

Claudia Marian Lauper Bushman (11 jun 1934 – San Francisco CA) author, LDS domestic women’s historian, founded Mormon women’s oral history project

Sarah Blacher Cohen (11 jun 1936 – 10 nov 2008 | Appleton MN – Albany NY) writer, scholar, playwright, professor

Christina Crawford (11 jun 1939 – Los Angeles CA) actress, novelist, nonfiction writer, autobiographical author

Carol Sophie Bruch (11 jun 1941 – Winnebago IL) author, legal scholar / professor, family marital property law expert

Jeannette Corbiere Lavell (11 jun 1942 – Wikwemikong, Ontario) Anishinaabe community worker, women and children’s rights activist, founded Ontario Native Women’s Association of Canada

Maxine Baca Zinn (11 jun 1942 – Santa Fe NM) author, sociologist, professor, researcher

Marjorie Garber (11 jun 1944 – unknown) author, professor, popular culture critic / observer

Adrienne Jo Barbeau (11 jun 1945 – Sacramento CA) actress, novelist, autobiographical author

Ingrid Newkirk (11 jun 1949 – Surrey UK) author, animal rights activist, founder / president PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Janet L. Robinson (11 jun 1950 – Fall River MA) publishing executive, former NYTimes CEO / President

Edith Anne [Edie] Widder Smith (11 jun 1951 – Arlington MA) author, oceanographer, marine biologist, Ocean Research & Conservation Association founder / CEO / Senior Scientist

Sharon Rich (11 jun 1954 – Los Angeles CA) author, biographer, film historian

Greta Van Susteren (11 jun 1954 – Appleton WI) commentator, tv personality, Scientologist

Milagro Vargas (11 jun 1955 – New York NY) mezzo-soprano

Kathryn Burak (11 jun 1959 – Shamokin PA) young adult novelist

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