06 jun 28 | women.born.today

Mother Benedicta [Sybilla] Riepp (28 Jun 1825 – 15 Mar 1862 | Waal, Germany – St. Cloud MN) Benedictine nun, educator, missionary to Pennsylvania Germans

Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (28 Jun 1851 – 24 Apr 1920 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) writer, hymnist, educator, Sunday School superintendent

Helen Francis Hood (28 Jun 1863 – 22 Jan 1949 | Chelsea MA – Brookline MA) pianist, composer, teacher

Alice May Douglas (28 Jun 1865 – 06 Jan 1943 | Bath ME – Bath ME) poet, peace activist, children’s author, founder and composer of Peace Makers’ Band

Grace Rainey Rogers (28 Jun 1867 – 09 May 1943 | Cleveland OH – Greenwich CT) heiress, art collector, philanthropist

Anne Goldthwaite (28 Jun 1869 – 29 Jan 1944 | Montgomery AL – New York NY) painter, printmaker, women’s / equal rights advocate

Clara Maass (28 Jun 1876 – 24 Aug 1901 | East Orange NJ – Havana, Cuba) nurse, medical martyr, victim of yellow fever human research experiments

Valeska Suratt (28 Jun 1882 – 02 Jul 1962 | Owensville IN – Washington DC) Bah’ai, silent film actress, autobiographical author, aka Empress of Fashions

Esther Forbes (28 Jun 1891 – 12 Aug 1967 | Westborough MA – Worcester MA) novelist, historian, children’s writer

Florence Henri (28 Jun 1893 – 24 Jul 1982 | New York NY – Laboissière-en-Thelle, France) avant-garde artist, photographer

Maria Goeppert-Meyer (28 Jun 1906 – 20 Feb 1972 | Katowice, Poland – San Diego CA) author, professor, theoretical physicist, Manhattan Project member, second female Nobel Prize winner in Physics

Marie Joan Lyons Killilea (28 Jun 1913 – 23 Oct 1991 New York NY – Larchmont NY) author, activist, cerebral palsy activist, National United Cerebral Palsy Foundation co-founder

Marian Alexander Spencer (28 Jun 1920 – Gallipolis OH) civil rights activist, first female African-American Vice Mayor of Cincinnati City Council

Betty Skelton Erde (28 Jun 1926 – 31 Aug 2011 | Pensacola FL – The Villages FL) author, aerobatics pilot, race car driver / land speed record holder, first female technical narrator for GM at auto shows, aviation / auto racing / astronautics / advertising pioneer / record-breaker, aka The First Lady of Firsts

Janet Cox-Rearick (28 Jun 1930 – Bronxville NY) author, art historian, American-British, Distinguished Professor of art history

Maureen Howard (28 Jun 1930 – Bridgeport CT) writer, editor, autobiographical author

Sarah Mae Flemming Brown (28 Jun 1933 – 16 Jun 1993 | Eastover SC – Eastover SC) domestic worker, civil rights activist, bus action / lawsuit preceded Rosa Parks

Gisèle Deschamps Lalonde (28 Jun 1933 – Vanier, Ontario) Vanier city mayor, community activist, autobiographical author

Anne Rose Pellowski (28 Jun 1933 – Arcadia WI) Polish-American librarian, storyteller, children’s novelist, non-fiction author

Bette Greene (28 Jun 1934 – Memphis TN) reporter, essayist, screenwriter, short fiction writer, children’s / young adult novelist

Shelagh Dawn Grant (28 Jun 1938 – Montreal, Quebec) author, co-editor, historian, retired professor of History and Canadian Studies

Barbara Ellen Handschu (29 Jun 1942 – Brooklyn NY) attorney, political activist, former criminal defense lawyer, first female president of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Sena Jeter Naslund (28 Jun 1942 – Birmingham AL) novelist, short fiction writer, Writer-in-Residence, Spalding MFA Program Director

Louise Virginia Snodgrass (28 Jun 1942 – 12 Jun 2009 | Baltimore MD – Dover DE) mayor, politician, special needs activist / advocate

Enid Dame (28 Jun 1943 – 25 Dec 2003 | Beaver Falls PA – Brooklyn NY) poet, editor, teacher, publisher, fiction writer

Janelle Diane Williams Taylor (28 Jun 1944 – Athens GA) historical romance novelist

Laura Kalpakian (28 Jun 1945 – Long Beach CA) author, memoirist, aka Juliet Fitzgerald and Carenna Jane Greye

Gilda Radner (28 Jun 1946 – 20 may 1989 | Detroit MI – Los Angeles CA) actress, comedian, memoirist, cancer awareness advocate

Laura D’Andrea Tyson (28 Jun 1947 – Bayonne NJ) author, economist

Kathleen Doyle [Kathy] Bates (28 Jun 1948 – Memphis TN) actress, director, producer

Peggy A. Nash (28 Jun 1951 – Toronto, Ontario) author, essayist, politician, labor official

Gloria M. Coruzzi (28 Jun 1954 – New York NY) author, molecular biologist, plant genomics professor / researcher

Deborah Grabien (28 Jun 1954 – San Francisco CA) editor, novelist, essayist, short story writer

Darcy Pattison (28 Jun 1954 – Albuquerque NM) blogger, indie publisher, writing teacher, children’s fiction / nonfiction author

Achy Obejas (28 Jun 1956 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-American poet, editor, novelist, translator, journalist

Suzanne M. Levine (28 Jun 1957 – New York NY) author, podiatrist, social activist, tv commentator

Linda Amyot (28 Jun 1958 – Montreal, Quebec) novelist, short fiction writer, tv documentary writer / editor

Donna F. Edwards (28 Jun 1958 – Yanceyville NC) lawyer, state politician, community activist, co-founder / first Executive Director of National Network to End Domestic Violence

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