06 jun 17 | women.born.today

Penelope Pagett Barker (17 jun 1728 – 10 dec 1787 | Edenton NC – Edenton NC) writer, patriot, political activist / organizer

Susan LaFlesche Picotte (17 jun 1865 – 18 sep 1915 | Omaha Reservation NE – Walthill NE) physician, children’s health activist, first female Native American physician, founded first hospital on Omaha reservation

Anna Marion Hilliard (17 jun 1902 – 15 jul 1958 | Morrisburg, Ontario – Toronto, Canada) author, essayist, ob-gyn physician, simplified Pap test innovator

Ruth Graves Wakefield (17 jun 1903 – 10 jan 1977 | East Walpole MA – Plymouth MA) cook, cookbook author, Tollhouse cookie inventor / purveyor

Trude Weiss-Rosmarin (17 jun 1908 – 26 jun 1989 | Frankfurt, Germany – Santa Monica CA) writer, editor, scholar, feminist activist

June Carr Ormond (17 jun 1912 – 14 jul 2006 | Reading PA — Nashville TN) actress, vaudeville comedienne, independent filmmaker, production company founder

Edith Roosevelt Derby Williams (17 jun 1917 – 08 jun 2008 | New York NY – Vashon Island WA) historian, conservationist, US Presidential granddaughter

Margaret [Ray] Ringenbert (17 jun 1921 – 28 jul 2008 | Fort Wayne IN – Oshkosh WI) author, aviator, spokesperson, WWII Women’s Airforce Service Pilot (WASP)

Toshiko Takaezu (17 jun 1922 – 09 mar 2011 | Pepeekeo HI – Honolulu HI) painter, ceramic artist

Hannah Bergman-Eastermann (17 jun 1925 – 05 dec 1981 | Hamburg, Germany – New York NY) German-American author, scholar of romance languages, 17th-century Spanish theatre specialist

Rosemary Brown (17 jun 1930 – 26 apr 2003 | Kingston, Jamaica – Vancouver, British Columbia) politician, social worker, women’s studies professor, first black woman elected to Canadian Legislature

Paule Bayard (17 jun 1931 – 29 nov 1975 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Canada) actress, puppeteer, voice actress

Margaret [Peggy] Seeger (17 jun 1935 –New York NY ) author, folksinger, multi-instrumentalist

Linda Lou Chavez (17 jun 1947 – Albuquerque NM) author, politician, columnist, commentator, radio talk show host

Karen L. Gould (17 jun 1948 – San Francisco CA) scholar, non-fiction author, former academic dean, first female President of Brooklyn College

Jacqueline Jones (17 jun 1948 – Delaware US) author, professor, biographer, social historian, race / class / feminist economics specialist

Jill Barnett (17 jun 1949 – California US) romance novelist, women’s fiction author

Carol Wax (17 jun 1953 – New York NY) artist, author, printmaker, art historian

Jane L. Delgado (17 jun 1953 – Havana, Cuba) author, clinical psychologist, health care advocate

Lori Lipman Brown (17 jun 1958 – New York US) lawyer, lobbyist, educator, state senator, secular activist, social worker supporter

Glenda Maria Henson (17 jun 1960 – United States) editor, journalist, journalism professor, university administrator

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