06 jun 26 | women.born.today

Sarah Pierce (26 jun 1767 – 19 jan 1852 | Litchfield CT – Litchfield CT) educator, girls’ school founder, women’s education advocate

Frances [Fanny] Flora Bond Palmer (26 jun 1812 – 20 aug 1876 | Leicester, England – Brooklyn NY) self-taught artist / lithographer, uncredited / unrecognized Currier & Ives artist and printmaker

Loreta Janeta Velazquez (26 jun 1842 – 1902 | Havana, Cuba – unknown) memoirist, Civil War Confederate spy / soldier, aka Lieutenant Harry Buford

Mary Abby Van Kleeck (26 jun 1883 – 08 jun 1972 | Glenham NY – Kingston NY) author, feminist, social activist, planned economy advocate

Alice Leslie [Mopsie] Walker (26 jun 1885 – 25 jun 1954 – San Francisco CA – Santa Barbara CA) author, multi-linguist, archaeologist, leading expert of Neolithic Period in Southern Greece

Elizabeth Pierce Blegen (26 jun 1888 – 21 sep 1966 | Allegheny PA – Athens, Greece) author, classicist, educator, archaeologist, art history professor, assistant curator at Vassar’s Art Gallery

Pearl S. Buck (26 jun 1892 – 06 mar 1973 | Hillsboro WV – Danby VT) author, novelist, teacher, humanitarian, philanthropist

Dorothy Violet Snell Fuldheim (26 jun 1893 – 03 nov 1989 | Passaic NJ – Cleveland OH) news anchor, interviewer, broadcast journalist

Antonia Louisa Brico (26 jun 1902 – 03 aug 1989 | Rotterdam, Netherlands – Denver CO) pianist, piano teacher, orchestral conductor, born Wilhelmina Wolthius, first female to conduct New York Philharmonic, founded Bach Society and Women’s String Ensemble

Belle Kogan (26 jun 1902 – 10 aug 2000 | Ilyashevka, Russia – Israel) artist, Russian-born American industrial designer, aka Mother of American Industrial Design

Gladys Hasty Carroll (26 jun 1904 – 01 apr 1999 | Rochester NH – York ME) adult / children’s fiction / non-fiction author

Marian Mildred Dale Scott (26 jun 1906 – 28 nov 1993 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) experimental abstract visual artist

Virginia Irwin (26 jJun 1908 – 19 aug 1980 | Missouri US – Webb City MO) journalist, war correspondent

Gertrude Crampton (26 jun 1909 – 25 jun 1996 | New York NY –  Green Valley AZ) teacher, children’s book author

Margaret Isabel Dunning (26 jun 1910 – 17 may 2015 | Redford MI – Santa Barbara CA) philanthropist, museum benefactor, auto restoration enthusiast, WWII Red Cross truck driver volunteer

Viginia Satir (26 jun 1916 – 10 sep 1988 | Neillsville WI – Menlo Park CA) author, social worker, family therapy innovator, aka Mother of Family Therapy

Betty Edwards (26 jun 1926 – San Francisco CA) author, art teacher, researcher, founded Center for Educational Applications of Brain Hemisphere Research

Edith Pearlman (26 jun 1936 – Providence RI) short fiction writer, non-fiction author

Nancy Willard (26 jun 1936 – 19 feb 2017 | Ann Arbor MI – Poughkeepsie NY) poet, author, novelist, children’s book illustrator

Barbara Chase-Riboud (26 jun 1939 – Philadelphia PA) poet, artist, sculptor, novelist, printmaker, one of first Africa-American women to exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Lucinda Childs (26 jun 1940 – New York NY) actress, postmodern dancer / choreographer

Virginia [Ginny] Apuzzo (26 jun 1941 – Bronx NY) lecturer, educator, politician, former religious sister, LGBT / civil rights activist, founded telephone hotline for AIDS education / resources

Lynne Littman (26 jun 1941 – New York NY) tv / film director and produce

Abby Leigh (26 jun 1948 – New York NY) painter, visual artist

Sabrina Petra Ramet (26 jun 1949 – London UK) American editor, author, essayist, journalist, professor of political science, scholar of former Yugoslavian writing in English

Mary Hawkesworth (26 jun 1952 – US) author, political scientist, gender, women and politics, and contemporary feminist activism research specialist, editor-in-chief of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Jean Passanante (26 jun 1953 – St. Louis MO) television daytime soap opera screenwriter

Ceán Chaffin (26 jun 1957 – Los Angeles CA) film producer

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